SCWL All Stars Episode 0 to 4

7.01 Pre-season cast assessment

7.02 Boot List Prediction

7.03 Pre-game confessionals

7.04 Week Zero Stuff

7.05 Pre-game Profiles

7.06 Pre-game Chat

7.1 Episode One

7.10 Week Zero Results
7.11 Previously on SCWL
7.12 Round 1 confessionals
7.13 Opening Day challenge info
7.14 Round 1 Immunity Challenge info + raw data
7.15 Round 1 TC
7.16 Round 1 Boot List Prediction
7.17 Round 1 Blog
7.18 Next Time on SCWL

7.2 Episode Two

7.20 Round 2 Summary
7.21 Previously on SCWL. . .
7.22 Round 2 Confessionals
7.23 Round 2 Immunity Challenge
7.24 Round 2 Tribal Council
7.25 Round 2 Blog
7.26 Round 2 Boot List Prediction
7.27 Next Time on SCWL. . .

7.30 Round 3 Summary
7.31 Previously on SCWL. . .
7.32 Round 3 Confessionals
7.33 Round 3 Immunity Challenge
7.34 Round 3 Tribal Council
7.35 Round 3 Blog
7.36 Round 3 Boot List Prediction
7.37 Next Time on SCWL. . .

7.40 Round 4 Summary
7.41 Previously on SCWL. . .
7.42 Round 4 Confessionals
7.43 Round 4 Immunity Challenge
7.44 Round 4 Tribal Council
7.45 Round 4 Blog
7.46 Round 4 Boot List Prediction
7.47 Next Time on SCWL. . .

7.01 Pre-season cast assessment

This cast assessment is going to be a doozy. All twenty-five have been brought back because all of them not only showed how badly they wanted to win, but had some sort of trait that set them apart from all other players.

In addition, they were all active players during their first stint.

SCWL PREQUEL

NO ONE

This should come as no surprise. I did in fact send out messages multiple times to most players from the SCWL Prequel.

Given how notoriously inactive and inexperienced this cast was, and having no real sign of willpower to play outside of a select few, there were very few options.

Lisa was supposed to come back, but a recent change in her personal life has made her far more busier than ever before.

Wahaj was interested in coming back, but pulled out about a month beforehand due to finishing off university.

If you can recall that Wahaj finished 14th in the Prequel, you can understand just how few options I had.

SCWL 6

RUDEZ

Without a question the most popular player from SCWL 6. There was always a slot for her in All Stars. It was just a matter of whether or not she would accept the invite.

She is pretty much filling the role as our Rupert as she comes back for her second game in a row.

Not only was she popular, but she was the only one who defeated Sad Pudding in post-merge challenges, and also viewed as Sad Pudding’s biggest obstacle to gain a majority.

Not much of a mystery why Rudez is back. I can see her improving on her previous finish.

NICKOLAS

He is probably the quietest and the biggest under-the-radar player that we have in this whole cast.

But Nick’s participation in the game is undeniable. He was the only one who the Aspu minority was willing to support to turn the tables.

Nick is credited for outing the Sad Pudding alliance in round one. Exposing that alliance pissed off Sad Pudding all the way to day 39.

He is a crafty player, and will likely use many shields to his advantage once again. I see him staying out of a huge chunk of the conflict.

LYNDSAY

Lyndsay won her first ORG, and certainly made her mark by The Gambler stunt she pulled in SCWL 6. It takes a lot to impress the alumni, and Lyndsay did with her huge move.

And the huge move is exactly what Lyndsay needed to win this game. A bit of bad luck came her way.

We should note this huge move was in response to not being aggressive enough the previous round, and letting her emotions get exploited. Lyndsay needs to be mentally tougher if she wants to win.

And I believe she will be, even with the quick turnaround.

CAMERON

Today is the 20th of February. Cameron is someone who could repeat his performance in SCWL 6 by being used to get far, and then just be a couple of key immunity challenges away from winning this game and surprising everyone when they least expect it.

But that went away when Lyndsay and Rudez have both told me that Cameron is pulling an Adam Kolodny by playing too hard too early. It’s not even Opening Day yet, and this worries me.

It pains me to say this, but Cameron is a prime target to be the first boot. He may burn every bridge and be such a wildcard that players may be too exhausted to pull them onto their side. Instead I see them just going to each other and say “would everyone feel better if we took Cameron out of the equation?”

The clock is ticking for Cameron to find his place in this game. The aggression tactic is the absolute last strategy that someone like Cameron needs to be employing.

Originally it was just going to be Rudez and Cameron, but several rejected invitations from other players in earlier seasons have resulted in Lyndsay and Nickolas being added to the cast.

SCWL 5

MORAY

I liked Moray from the moment he signed up for SCWL 5. He never seemed to have the numbers quite with him on the Daln tribe. His closeness to Alex Isaac may have put him on a disadvantage from day one.

His relationship with Gloria may have been the biggest mistake he made.

But Moray always had a shot in SCWL 5. He was getting along well with Christian and Naomi to set himself up well for the post-merge. I don’t quite buy that him and Naomi had nothing more than a “eh, we’re chatting but not aligning” connection.

However, Christian’s crazy move with the idol resulted in Moray being voted out in a 2-1-1 vote. Definitely one of the most memorable moments from SCWL 5.

Also, Moray does a sweet job of keeping track of a Quoridor board.

CHRISTIAN

Christian made his ORG debut in SCWL 5. Since then I see him always finishing in the top three. Not just once or twice but six or seven games in a row.

This is a guy who took control away from Branden on a pro-Branden tribe. Branden put everything he could into eliminating Christian, but it backfired to the point that Branden quit two rounds later.

The idol maneuver marks the only time that an idol has been activated during the pre-merge phase.

Christian was a big force in challenges. His duel wins essentially put Albee out of the game.

But Christian made a slip-up where Jason screwed up the last pre-merge challenge for Spau, and Christian’s self-vote put him out of the game in a very unusual Tribal Council.

So Christian needs redemption. And given how high his performance is right now, it was a no brainer.

He could go home early for being considered an enormous threat nowadays.

NAOMI

Naomi and Christian together pulled off the idol + Mutiny Trigger stunt. After the merge Naomi fought hard but Daln refused to give up their advantage. She may have done a bit better if Moray made the merge. . .okay, probably not.

Unfortunately Naomi was a bit quiet. Once it was over she apologized for perhaps being too passive and letting others push her around. I can sense how badly Naomi wants to return and do something equally as impressive to the Mutiny Trigger maneuver.

I see Naomi going far.

GLORIA

One of the more recognizable names in this cast. Her social game is off the charts. She was even crazy enough to have an idol last season which she ultimately wasted.

Gloria should have no troubles making the merge. She is playing the wildcard social butterfly which Cameron really needs to take lessons from.

Will Gloria win? She does not have the greatest of odds. This is SCWL. It is a tough and complex format. Gloria may slip up as she does not quite grasp the strategy at Sergiu’s level or Jeremy’s level.

Her social game should make up for it, though.

I am curious if she will trust Sergiu or Jeremy after her vicious blindside in SCWL 5.

JEREMY

Yeah, Jeremy was the number one player I knew I had to be back from SCWL 5. This is still the only ORG that he has ever played.

As this is being typed, Jeremy’s blindside is nominated for Best Blindside and Dumbest Move. Yet Jeremy was viewed as an extremely intelligent player.

Jeremy was so close to winning SCWL 5. He could have easily won those last two challenges and be in the Final Two with Sergiu or Tyler. The decision to throw Quoridor and be voted unanimously was the most shocking move in the series. . .until Cameron came along.

SERGIU

The only runner-up who was truly close to winning in the Final Two. If you look at Brett, Marty, Noah, “Stephanie”, Andrew, and DeAnna, none of them were truly close to winning. They all made either social game errors or blatantly took the wrong person to the Final Two.

There is very little room for criticism in Sergiu’s game. No matter what there was going to be a close vote between whichever two of the four players in SCWL 5 made it to day 39.

Andrew was invited back too but declined much to his dismay. That means Sergiu is the only player who could potentially make it to day 39 twice.

However, I think people will be looking out for Sergiu’s sneaky game to where he is a likely early boot.

SCWL 5 is truly a great season, and there is no mystery why we have six players back from the season. Jason or Tyler was another strong possibility, but there is only so many I wanted back from such a recent season.

SCWL 4

HEERAL

The only person to have Phil Keoghan in a Bottle is why she is back.

But seriously, Heeral was such a scary player that her and Clayton had a huge showdown. They both were strong at challenges and equally skilled at manipulation. It was neat to see them battle for the other six troops.

Heeral is well-liked, strong in challenges, and is fortunate that she does not have an outstanding reputation in SCWL.

No major enemies for her here. I think Heeral will do very well, or she will go down in an epic showdown once again.

RENEE

So close to being the first player to win from a minority tribe out of these six seasons. Andrew won just one too many challenges. Andrew would have been out at 4, and Renee would have definitely won the Final Immunity Challenge. From there she beats Jessica 8-1 in the final jury vote.

Of course, people may remember how close Renee and I were to winning SurviveWar Vietnam.

For some reason I think Renee could be out of her league here. She may play too strong or not find her place quickly enough. I cannot quite put my finger on it, but the same focus is not there from SCWL 4.

JESSICA

No, Clayton did not blackmail me.

Jessica is here because outside of Cameron and Jeremy, I would say Jessica is the bronze medalist for Most in Need of Redemption.

Much like Naomi, she is kicking herself for how passive she played or how much she relied on her allies to carry her through.

She has repeatedly said “I am not expecting it, but I really need another try because I have something to prove to myself”.

Not too many people have wanted to be in this season as much as Jessica. It will be interesting to see if Jessica can go from goat to a legitimate threat to take down the title.

And not waste an idol.

There were several players who rejected invites from SCWL 4. It is a shame we only have three. Vincent, Mark, Huckla, Andrew, MacNeil, and Gerome all declined.

SCWL 3

SHERI

I have always gotten along well with Sheri. Truth be told the only potential options from SCWL 3 were KJ, Sheri, Bijo, and Vuittoni.

Sheri probably has the worst SCWL performance upon entering All Stars. She sat in the quietest and one of the most dominated tribes in SCWL history. No one spoke in camp as her, KJ, Tina, and “Jonas” voted off the newbies one by one by one by one.

But she was one of the stronger players in challenges, and did try to motivate her tribe from time to time. She was also part of the bizarre 3-3-1-1-1 TC where she went home.

It will be interesting to see if the Lacklustre Sheri or the Competitive Sheri comes alive in this game. One can put her in a key alliance while the other could have her going two or three days into the game.

KJ

KJ will surprisingly be nowhere near viewed as the biggest threat this season. There are a ton of SCWL-exclusive players who everyone is afraid of more than her. Yes, KJ should have no concern over being paranoid about the early target falling on her back.

The one advantage KJ has is experience. She has played more ORGs than roughly eighteen or nineteen of the other players combined. We are talking about hundreds of games.

KJ made the deepest run out of all the active players not named Kim in SCWL 3. Two inactives, two aliases, and Kim worked together to take her out out in sixth place.

This is even more impressive because KJ not only wasted an idol in round one where she was supposed to go home 5-4, but also because her tribe was in a huge hole entering the merge.

I have no idea where KJ will finish. I know whenever she goes it will be through some complicated manner that will not leave her too happy with me.

Bijo expressed interest about the season, but he said he would not be too active. So I decided not to bother with casting him. This is why we have Sheri and KJ as our lone SCWL 3 representatives.

SCWL 2

EAMON

Eamon has matured considerably since he first played. Shortly after SCWL 2, he began hosting his own successful ORG series. No longer does he get into fights with 70 year old men.

Eamon was a very exciting player in SCWL 2. He claimed his tribe’s idol in the first round and triggered a hilarious string of four fake idols being claimed at his camp. While his tribe was going down in flames, Eamon fought in challenges to keep it competitive.

At the merge, Eamon got duped. He had an idol in his pocket, but refused to play it. He told Brian to play his. Brian played his idol, but Eamon was blindsided thanks to Marcelo leaking the plan. Eamon found himself walking out the door in 11th place and was the first player ever to be blindsided with an idol.

I know Eamon will be active, and I know he wants this.

But is he such a calm and likeable person now that he will be viewed as a major threat early in the game? That is unknown.

SHYAM

Shyam is a player everyone wants to see back. He is to this day the most memorable blindside in SCWL history. Outside of Jeremy’s or Cameron’s, of course.

He made several big mvoes. He mutinied from a tribe that lost the first three challenges at the beginning of round five. Shyam thought he had a real idol as he helped his tribe win three immunity challenges.

Shyam thought he was in control of the alliance he mutinied to on the Ooc tribe, but they proved him wrong when they took him out in an Elrod-like vote of 5-3-2. Those five ran the game to the very end.

But Shyam seems to be in an odd mood lately. We are days away from Week Zero, and Shyam seems disinterested and angry. I hope this changes or else we will lose Shyam very early.

LEIF

Leif was a quiet player in a very active season. He was still seen as a big enough threat by Ooc that he had to go home in 9th place.

Leif made moves on his own. I believe he was the third victim of a fake idol on the Apus tribe. It showed that Leif can make big moves on his own, but that they may come a little too late.

Since then Leif has won some games. He took a full year off from ORGs, and appears to be doing well for himself. The question will be if Leif will exploit being in the background once again and if his timing to make moves have improved.

BRIAN

Perhaps the greatest puzzle solver this series has ever seen. He tends to stay out of ugly conflict too. Brian will likely make a very deep run this season. Again, him and Lister are the only two to play all three seasons of the fantasy pool.

Brian is ready for this. He knows what to do. I think Brian will find an idol in his pocket again. The question is if Brian will know how to use it this time, and how he can mask his threat level just enough to make a deep run.

Oh, and of course to avoid being in a tribe with small numbers.

LISTER

Is anyone surprised? Lister has been running the Fantasy Pool since SCWL 4. He has paid more attention to this series than any other player since they were voted out.

In fact, Lister has been so instrumental to the fantasy pool that nobody has yet to volunteer to host it this season.

Lister played a really strong game in SCWL 2. He was pretty much the only player besides Brian to not go for the idol on Apus. A true team player even if he was secretly working with players from the opposing tribe.

He found his way into being the last full-fledged member of Apus standing.

I imagine the number of pre-game connections will take Lister far. . .but not far enough to guarantee him a victory.

MARCELO

Marcelo has played very few ORGs. He went from being South Pacific Cochran where he flopped to the position possible. In addition, he did not elaborate on a single TC question beyond “IDK”.

But times have changed. He went over to win one of Ori’s games a villain. Furthermore, he knows how to answer questions well and explain things thoroughly. I know he will have a game plan this time.

MICHAEL

Michael has been a casual member of the ORG universe since debuting in SCWL 2.

I have a tough time pinpointing Michael’s personality. He is a huge question mark for me. All I know is that Michael positioned himself greatly in SCWL 2. If Dave had not gone on a late game immunity run, Michael is our winner. If Noah decided to vote against David in the re-vote at F4, Michael also wins in that scenario.

Michael may be the closest any player has ever come to winning this game along with Sergiu and Dave.

It is going to be tough for Michael to repeat that level of success. Something tells me he will fall victim when players want to start taking out the SCWL 2 players in the cast.

DAVE

Dave has only played in two ORGs. He made his debut in SCWL 2, voted out early in Kodi’s game then went dark.

But Dave has been waiting for All Stars. He will likely return to the darkness after his stint in SCWL 7 comes to an end.

He came so close in SCWL 2. Lag separated from making a late season run to win this game. Unfortunately, Noah chose David’s side and that effectively put an end to Dave’s game.

Dave will need to erase his image of being in the top three challenge threats that the series has ever seen. If he can get over that, Dave will make it to the endgame.

But I don’t think it will work. Combine that with the large number of people coming back from SCWL 2, and I see Dave going in round four or five.

Why so many from SCWL 2? Well, so many players from SCWL 4 and 1 rejected their invites. All eight people from SCWL 2 who were eventually invited were all more than ready to play. Some of them have been sitting out for two years just to play this game. These eight players may very well be the eight most hardcore players in the whole cast.

Noah was not invited for, uh, reasons and inviting Jamie would have been excessive representation for SCWL 2. She played the most underwhelming game out of everyone who made it to the merge in SCWL 2. I thought seven players was pushing the limit anyway, but Elvera’s decline of the invitation at the last minute meant that Leif got the call as an alternate.

SCWL 1

AARON

Mr. Freeze. Aaron is one of the five or six players that I knew I needed back. His reputation is very positive and is viewed as a much stronger player than he was two years ago. He is the youngest player to ever be a tribe captain. And he happened to be a captain of the Coo tribe–the most dominant tribe in history.

So he did something right. Sadly after the merge he was in an alliance with Meagher who quit and RyLis who. . .is RyLis. Aaron needs some major redemption. Right now his most memorable contribution to SCWL is when he played a fake idol that RyLis convinced him was real. After that his alliance was executed without mercy.

I think you will see a much wiser and experienced Aaron playing this season.

FIONA

Fiona. . .I didn’t know if Fiona would even come back to playing ORGs. She disappeared for a long time after an incident in Fede’s game. Yes, the same Fede who was an early boot in SCWL 2, and who also just retired from ORGs.

Fiona was really close to winning SCWL 1. If she won immunity in that razor close challenge between her and Mervin, she likely wins final immunity and goes on to be our season one champion.

The only game Fiona has played in the past 18 months is KJ’s Veteran’s Island–a game where she is competing against familiar faces.

I am curious how Fiona does against players who are unknowns but all strong players. I believe Fiona will fall somewhere in the middle of the pack. She does not have the same network that she did over two years earlier.

Flynn, Scott, and Elvera all rejected their invitations to All Stars.

So here is your cast. I doubt there will be too many big fights like in SCWL 1 or 6, but it will be competitive. This is a hand-picked cast. If you don’t like it, then you’re not a real SCWL fan.

LATE ADDITIONS

JASON STEPHENS (REPLACING SHYAM SUNDAR)

Jason was indeed an alternate I always had in mind. He played a bit of an UTR game, but Jason is probably the best player we have had in the teen demographic. He has been a major presence in the ORG universe, and am curious to see how his game has evolved over the past year.

Jason will likely be using a Nick strategy where he will need to find a group of people stronger in challenges and stand out more than he does and use that as a tool to get to the end. That is something I think that Jason can do well at in this game.

EFE KARANISOGLU (NICKOLAS DIVERDI)

Nickolas disappeared from cyberspace for three weeks. That meant Efe got the nod. Efe was a popular player, and had this unusual cheering section for him. Since being eliminated from SCWL 6, Efe has pointed the finger at either Lyndsay or Timothy for the reason why his trio lost the game.

Well, it is now time to put up or shut up for Efe. There are not too many places left for the blame to be cast. He needs to own this experience and see how far he can truly go because he nearly put all of the pieces together last time.

7.02 Boot List Prediction

25: SHYAM
24: SHERI
23: CAMERON
22: RENEE
21: SERGIU
20: CHRISTIAN
19: DAVE
18: MICHAEL
17: EAMON
16: FIONA
15: NAOMI
14: MORAY
13: MARCELO
12: JESSICA
11: JEREMY
10: LISTER
09: GLORIA
08: NICKOLAS
07: RUDEZ
06: KJ
05: BRIAN
04: LYNDSAY
03: HEERAL
02: LEIF
01: AARON

Anything after “16” in the rankings are complete random guesses.

7.03 Pre-game confessionals

DAVE,

Pre-game confessional: Lister and I have begun the formation of the greatest alliance in SCWL history. Just you wait and see.

Also, David R has agreed to be the Kim Spradlin to my Kat Edorsson.

Also, more pre-game confessionals: I’ve talked to Lister, Marcelo, Michael, Brian, Cameron Johnson and Jessica Frey. I’m hoping I’m way ahead of everybody when it comes to making pre-game alliances, but I’m sure there’s already some pretty strong ones out there.

My main two are the Ooc 3, which consists of Marcelo, Michael and I, which is supposedly our final 3 alliance, and the SCWL Season 2 Super Badass Alliance, consisting of the Ooc 3 + Lister and Brian.

My fear is that these alliances will be so obvious that the most unknown alliance in the game will end up taking over, which is why I’m hoping to get some info from Cameron and Jessica, and possibly make some sort of RHAP alliance with Jessica.

7.04 Week Zero Stuff

WEEK ZERO MESSAGES

AARON/FIONA
LEIF/BRIAN/LISTER
EAMON/SHYAM
DAVE/MARCELO/MICHAEL
KJ/SHERI
HEERAL/JESSICA/RENEE
GLORIA/JEREMY/SERGIU
CHRISTIAN/NAOMI/MORAY
RUDEZ/LYNDSAY
CAMERON/NICKOLAS

Aaron and Fiona, you will begin Week Zero here together.

You two began this series in SCWL 1 and were put on the tribe that is still the most dominant tribe in SCWL history–the Coo tribe.

You won every tribal immunity challenge and conquered the opposing tribe 10-1.

2 1/2 years later, the two of you have returned for a second shot. Although the two of you were in opposing alliances after the merge in SCWL 1, you must come together once again before the game begins.

Leif, Brian, and Lister, you will begin Week Zero here together.

You three played this series back in SCWL 2. All of you were apart of the Apus which, despite entering the merge only one member down, had somehow lost six of seven immunity challenges. Some of it through tough defeats, and others through acts of deception.

You begin your journey by working together in these tasks. Luckily no penalty idol is up for grabs during Week Zero. Perhaps that will correct your past mistakes.

Good luck.

Eamon and Shyam, you will begin Week Zero here together.

The two of you played SCWL 2, and although each of you made big moves prior to the merge, it backfired as you found yourselves out in 11th and 10th place respectively due to major blindsides.

It is time to repair your past as you must work together and complete these tasks.

Good luck.

NOTE: Shyam still needs to complete his pregame questionnaire. If he fails to complete his questionnaire by the end of Week Zero, you forfeit both tasks.

ANOTHER NOTE: Shyam needs to find a Loved One. All players still have up to three weeks to pick/change their Loved One.

Marcelo, Michael, and Dave, you will begin Week Zero here together.

The three of you were apart of one of the most successful newbie alliances ever recorded. You won challenges, allied together after the merge, and outwitted many of the ORG community’s greatest veterans, but all came up just short of winning SCWL 2.

Together you will embark on your second chance to claim the title. The journey begins by working together to complete these tasks.

Good luck.

Sheri and KJ, you will begin Week Zero here together.

Both of you were apart of one of the most divided tribes in SCWL history. Somehow the two of you survived six of the seven pre-merge eliminations, and made it to ninth place or better.

However, aliases, inactives, and the eventual winner all took you down during the middle of the post-merge phase.

In a season filled with controversy, ejections, and inactives, the two of you are here to redeem SCWL 3’s legacy.

Together you will begin your journey for redemption.

Good luck.

NOTE: Sheri still needs to complete her pregame questionnaire. If she fails to complete her questionnaire by the end of Week Zero, you forfeit both tasks.

ANOTHER NOTE: Sheri needs to find a Loved One.  All players have up to three weeks to pick/change their Loved One.

Heeral, Renee, and Jessica, you will begin Week Zero here together.

The three of you were apart of SCWL 4. Even though all three of you made it to 8th or better, you were in three contrasting alliances.

For this week you will be forced to work together on the path to entering the All Stars fray.

Good luck.

Moray, Christian, and Naomi, you will begin Week Zero here together.

The three of you all can relate to your demise through a series of odd circumstances that involve being duped by idols or an odd vote spread during the midway point of SCWL 5.

Well, it is time to recover from your bizarre series of eliminations by working together for this week. These two tasks should help you re-align your SCWL senses.

Good luck.

Gloria, Jeremy, and Sergiu, you will begin Week Zero here together.

The three of you were members of the Daln tribe in SCWL 5. Your tight alliance to the very end of the season brought all of you close to victory. However, a certain mother of two managed to be the one to succeed.

For this week this cooperative environment will be revived as the three of you must work together to complete these tasks.

Good luck.

NOTE: Gloria still needs to complete her pregame questionnaire. If she fails to complete her questionnaire by the end of Week Zero, you forfeit both tasks.

ANOTHER NOTE: Gloria needs to find a Loved One. All players have up to three weeks to pick/change their Loved One.

Rudez and Lyndsay, you two will begin Week Zero here together.

The two of you were on opposing tribes in the chaotic SCWL 6, but actively attempted working together. This was met with unexpected results in the end.

To begin your quest in SCWL All Stars, the two of you will attempt to correct your past mistake of failing to work together.

Here you will complete two tasks. Take the time. Enjoy it.

Good luck.

Nickolas and Cameron, you two will begin Week Zero here together.

The two of you were on different wavelengths for much of SCWL 6. Regardless of these differences, you must work together to complete these two tasks.

It has been a really quick turnaround after your respective roller coaster rides in SCWL 6. Will that help or hurt you?

Good luck.

NOTE: Nickolas still needs to complete his pregame questionnaire. If he fails to complete his questionnaire by the end of Week Zero, you forfeit both tasks.

ANOTHER NOTE: Nickolas needs to find a Loved One. All players have up to three weeks to pick/change their Loved One.

Welcome to Week Zero!

For the next week, this will be your home.

You have two tasks to complete during this week.

1) Design a puzzle for others to solve. This puzzle needs to have the remote possibility of being solved without needing hints. There should be a method to solve the puzzle.

Also, you will provide three hints for your puzzle. The first hint will be a minor one. The second hint will be a medium one. And the last hint should all but give the person the method of solving the puzzle.

I must approve all puzzles before it can be used.

Once you have locked in your puzzle, please post your puzzle and type “Locked in”. You cannot make any changes beyond this point.

After your puzzle is “locked in”, I may have to make minor modifications to clean up the presentation of the puzzle/the wording of your hints. I assure you this process will have a great deal of due diligence.

2) Design a tribe flag. This was the very first tribal challenge we did in SCWL 0: Prequel.

Special guest judges will judge everyone’s tribe flags, and rank them 1 through 10.

Once you have locked in your flag, please post your flag and type “Locked in”. You cannot make any changes beyond this point.

The team with the highest combined score from our judges wins reward. The team that creates the best tribe flag will win an advantage to take them one step closer to finding a hidden individual immunity idol.

Scoring for tribal flags:

10th place – 1 pt
9th place – 2 pts
8th place – 3 pts
7th place – 4 pts
6th place – 5 pts
5th place – 6 pts
4th place – 7 pts
3rd place – 8 pts
2nd place – 9 pts
1st place – 10 pts

Yes, this is the only subjective challenge you will have all season. We are doing this to celebrate the first cooperative challenge ever played in SCWL history. Oh the nostalgia.

You have until March 4th to complete these tasks.

Remember, this is your team just for these two tasks. You will establish tribes on Opening Day.

P.S. The two of you must each pick a number between one or two. You cannot choose the same number.

P.S. The three of you must pick a number between one and three. You cannot choose the same number.

EXPLANATION OF ITEMS

Opening Day will be the only time where most of these items outside of Hidden Individual Immunity Idols will be offered all game. Here is a rundown on the explanation for each item that will be given out on Opening Day.

MEDALLION OF POWER (SCWL 3)

1. This item can only be used during a challenge. When using it, you must announce its use publicly in the main group. Also, you must announce in this message who will become the new recipient of the Medallion of Power.

2. If you use it in a pre-merge challenge, your tribe will receive a boost in the challenge that will improve your score by roughly twenty percent. The person you assign the Medallion of Power to must be on an opposing tribe.

3. If you use it in a post-merge challenge, you will receive a boost in the challenge that will improve your score by roughly twenty percent. The person you assign the Medallion of Power can be anyone else in the game.

4. The new recipient will not receive the Medallion of Power until the challenge is over.

5. The Medallion of Power is out of the game once the player possessing it is voted out of the game.

MUTINY TRIGGER (SCWL 4-6)

One player will receive the Mutiny Trigger.

At any point during the game, the player can pull the Mutiny Trigger once.

That means that unless an immunity challenge or Tribal Council is in session, the game will freeze for 24 hours. During this time all players will have the opportunity to switch tribes.

If it is pulled during an immunity challenge or Tribal Council, the game will not be frozen until the player has been voted out that round.

If a player is voted out with the Mutiny Trigger in their possession, the Mutiny Trigger is gone for good.

You may assign the Mutiny Trigger to another player if you wish.

Obviously, you cannot use this item if everyone is on one tribe.

This item is a one time use.

If a player is voted out with it in their possession, it is out of the game for good.

INDIVIDUAL TALISMAN (EVERY SEASON OF SURVIVOR EVER FREAKIN’ MADE)

This is what you covet in individual immunity challenges. Win this and you are safe from the vote.

It is always what you play for in post-merge challenges, but on Opening Day one will be up for grabs.

You are allowed to assign it to another player if you wish.

THE GAMBLER (SCWL 6)

This item cannot be used until the tribes are merged.

This item can only be used during a post-merge immunity challenge.

When you use The Gambler, you must predict exactly which players will beat you in the challenge. The only catch is that you cannot finish in the bottom half of the challenge. This is to prevent you from throwing the challenge to ensure The Gambler is activated.

If you correctly identify who beat you in the immunity challenge before it is over, and you finish in the top half of the challenge, you will receive an individual talisman.

If a player is voted out with The Gambler in their possession, they are out of the game for good.

This item is a one time use.

If a player is voted out with it in their possession, it is out of the game for good.

THE TIEBREAKER (SCWL 6)

1. This item can only be used during a challenge.

2. If this item is used during the pre-merge phase, and your tribe scored a tie for the highest score in that round’s challenge, your tribe will automatically win the challenge.

3. If this item is used during the post-merge phase, and you scored a tie for the highest score in that round’s challenge, you tribe will automatically win The challenge.

4. This item is a one time use.

5. If a player is voted out with it in their possession, it is out of the game for good.

EXTRA HINT FOR HIDDEN IMMUNITY IDOL (NEW)

1. You are allowed to request an additional hint that will take you closer to a hidden individual immunity idol.

2. It is good for a one time use.

3. You can use it at any time during the game.

4. If a player is voted out with it in their possession, it is out of the game for good.

7.05 Pre-game Profiles

AARON

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

I have been travelling the world and learning the ways of the sensei
Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Anyone who thinks they can beat me.
Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I don’t know!! I barely know who is eligible
What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

I wasn’t very smart and put all my trust into a few people, one of those turned out to be a mole throughout the whole game and betrayed me.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

Having many more relationships and keeping my eyes and ears open.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

The Coo tribe dominating in the challenges and Pagonging the Supa tribe.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

Because I have A negative blood type.

BRIAN

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

I’ve kept busy the last couple years, and have managed to squeeze in a few other ORGs over that period.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I’m especially looking forward to playing with other SCWL 2 alumni. A lot of us were really new then, and it will be fun to see how the dynamics have changed now that we generally have more experience.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I’m really excited to play with everyone, but if some of those challenge beasts like maybe Andrew or Jeremy end up on the other tribe fighting against me, I won’t be as thrilled!

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

Not knowing how to read people well keep me out of a position to win, and I think if things had gone differently, my inexperience would still have been my downfall.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I’m not going to blindly trust everything everyone tells me, especially if it seems too good to be true

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

Probably when I managed to find some random auto part that cost a gazillion dollars to ship to Canada, giving me immunity and saving me for another round.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

I’ve been waiting for a while to do this, and I refuse to lose!

CAMERON

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

ORG community humiliation, including this cast, cast of other games, hosts, etc. Also, straight As in college, especially in screenwriting, where I’m looking to pursue my filmmaking career. Starting my first ORG that I’m running with a group of close online friends. Bringing it back to its first social experiment roots.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Andrew MacAskill. I identify with the “thought he was important to the people in charge but was ultimately being strung along and made to be the fool” storyline. I think he’s probably a really cool guy.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

If you bring back Matt Wolff to continue to teabag me over the fact that Sad Pudding outplayed me last time, I will probably stab the both of you.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

Oh like you don’t f—ing know

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

Come in prepared.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

The illusion of control.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

Because I got nothing to lose.

CHRISTIAN

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

I’ve been playing a bunch of ORG games, as yours was my first. Won the eighth game I played!

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Everyone!

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I don’t have anyone I dislike.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

I was a newbie.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I’m prepared now, and know what ORGs is like.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

The overall, chaotic nature of ORGs!

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

Because everyone loves the Caramel.

DAVE

**NOTE: All of these answers will be revealed publicly once the cast is released.**

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

Most of my time is spent at work, being surrounded by a large group of highly untrained dogs. Last year I took a trip up the east coast of Australia to get away from the horrific Canadian winter, and another trip to California for an amazing comedy show hosted by Jack Black called Festival Supreme. Other than that, I spend waste most of my free time playing video games and hanging out with my human and canine roommates.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Anybody I’ve heard of before, except…

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

…Anybody convicted of committing crimes against minors.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

Shaw, for providing me with the slowest “high-speed” internet money can buy.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

Not underestimating anybody and giving a lot more confessionals.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

Being on a tribe that kicked ass at nearly every challenge.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

I plan on f—ing zero mothers this season, that’s how bad at it I’ll be. If that helps me win SCWL, so be it.

EAMON

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

– If you’re friends with me, you’ll know.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

– I’m not sure. Maybe Kevin Menzel, because he replied my message for the challenge after a year or so since the game has ended.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

– To be honest, I really have no idea.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

– I didnt online at the time I supposed to.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

– I didnt win last time. Maybe I could turn the other way round.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

– Getting to know some of the new people. SCWL is basically my third org game if I remember it correctly. I didnt know some of people (in this underground world) back then. I was new.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

– Because I’m awesome, even if I didnt win, I’ll leave some memory to the game, and it has been always like that as far as I concern, even if I tried not too.

EFE

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

It’s not been a long time since I played  I have been studying to my finals

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Actually I haven’t got a chance to prepare so I don’t know anything about my rivals but I can say Kim.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Matt probably. I am glad that rob won that season so he cant be cast in this one

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

UGH! I made a huge mistake voting out Rudez! I couldn’t convince my allies. I knew I would have made it to f2 If we did the correct decision

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I will play wiser this time, I definitely learned from my mistakes. And of course from what I’ve seen in other’s confessionals: less paranoia

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

Our fake merge votes was pretty fun

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

I will be the winner because I am the DARK HORSE!

FIONA

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

I played a few more games the took a 6 month break, coming back for ta KJ game adn this one.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I really dont know as a lot if the people who played after my season I dont really know.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Elvira!

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

My alliance flipped on me at F4 because they thought I had a better chance at winning the game than what they did.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I dont think I would change anything, I made F4 and you cant predict what people are going to do at that stage, my F2 had a F2 with another player as well, so, maybe I could lie or have multiple F2’s, but,t hats not really my style.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

Pretending to be obsessed with another player, it was hysterical and the “other” side bought it hook, line and sinker.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

I dont know that I will be bad etc, I hope to win by being the best at the game.

GLORIA

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

I have finally found a job which I am stoked aboout working in lawn and garden section of a store. My granson haS MOVED IN WITH ME AND  HAVING HIM IT’S DIFFERENT having him around me so much. I am dating a wonderful man named Thom who I love dearly and he is super artist. I have playec several orgs won fan favorite in some of them but ne er the finals lol

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

well of course Sergiu and Jeremy Bell again lol

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I don’t know need a list of players to answer that can you send me list of all players please and I will come back to this question and answer then ok lol

Candy Cain if she is in this game lol

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

I couldn;t convince Jeremy or Sergiu to take me further and trust me is a lot of it lol

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I won;t change much about myself to be honest. Just be socialable and see where it goes.

When I had idol and it was four of us and we had to be careful on the vote and I think we voted Moray out if my recall is right..It was a sucky situation to be in..

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

I will never be a badass mothaf but I will try to play strategically and see how iit goes lol

HEERAL

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

1. Eh. Same old stuff. School, work, ORGs and no social life. I did go to India in the winter (as if everyone didn’t already know that). Aside from that my life’s really not all that interesting to get caught up on.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

2. Definitely a few players from my season, especially people on my own tribe, i.e. Clay, Jess, Luke. I haven’t really watched previous seasons but I know Marcelo and Lister talked to me a lot during my season so that would be great to see them. Definitely Andrew MacAskill. He and I have a score to settle

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

3. Hmmm I’m really not all that sure. I didn’t really make enemies in my season (at least not from my end…Clay might still be a little bitter because I attempted to vote him out lol) I guess as a whole I just don’t want to play with those really nasty players who can get really personal and/or take the game way too seriously.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

4. Because I had the perfect plan, but it was too perfect and predictable that Clayton caught on and the asshole voted me out I also made a few mistakes in that I let Clay and Jess get the idols when I could have easily avoided the situation where I wanted to jump because of their idol threats.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

5. Keep talking to everyone. Part of my problem was that I wasn’t building the bonds with people to keep me safe. The other thing will be to be more careful with my information and be more perceptive of the things around me.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

6. Solving that cryptogram in like 5 minutes. Your reaction to that was AMAZING! Also…it’s favorite not favourite

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

7. Because I’ve learned from my mistakes. I’m on this mission to try and get myself out of this game rut where I can’t separate my heart from my brain and I haven’t been able to win a game in a long time. So that’s all going out the window and only my brain is going to be working.

JASON

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

ORGs, Work, saving for a volunteer trip to India  Nothing super exciting

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I have no preferences really, all all-stars clearly did something amazing to make it to the game, so it should be an amazing game, with amazing people (whether or not I like them is a little different  )
Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Gahd, the tough questions. uhmmm, I’d just say any of the big drama causing players  I always seem to get thrust into the middle of drama (often my own doing) so avoiding dramatic people would be nice

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

1 challenge. My tribe lost ONE crucial challenge, and then merge happened and the pagonging began.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

Talk to EVERYONE. It doesn’t even need to be about strategy, but the reason I was voted out was because I was talking to the wrong people. I could’ve stayed, but I was just focusing on the wrong people.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

It was kind of cool being the last member from my old tribe, but I gotta say the Euphoria I felt when I was told that someone would use the idol on me (until they didn’t and I got voted out it felt great)

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

This season I’m not taking anyone’s s—, I’ve got drive, and I wouldn’t have agreed to play if I didn’t think I could win.

JEREMY

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

I haven’t played in any other ORGs. Almost finished my business degree and am I now actively contemplating how I can delay entering the real world.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I haven’t yet gone back and read SCWL 1-4 blogs so I can only base this answer on my season and season 6. Based on what I’ve read I wouldn’t minding competing with Cameron. I think he will be looking to redeem himself and we share that we are both spectacular 4th place losers.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Probably Matt. Having not played with him I don’t particularly have an opinion on his divisive personality but his challenge ability makes me hope that he is not in the game.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

Arrogance and wanting the satisfaction of being able to win by out manoeuvring the other players and not through challenge wins.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I’m actually going to talk to everyone that makes the jury. The plan I tried to implement last time was based on the fact that no matter who I was going up against I would likely automatically lose some votes due to the other remaining players having better relationships with jury members.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

Correctly guessing everyone’s vote as my secret mission to find the idol. I think the vote was something like 4-2-1-1. Showing that while I may not have been in the power position on my tribe I was the one with all the information.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

This is only my second ORG so I think that could be an advantage if some of the bigger name players decide to target each other. I learned a lot in the last game and have been waiting for this second chance for a while. I’d like to think that I have a good shot.

JESSICA

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

Since my season of SCWL, i graduated from UCI and started law school at Chapman here in Orange County. I also moved in with Clayton. I credit survivor and orgs for introducing me to my best friend. it is crazy how this show we all love can really change your life and for that i am grateful.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I would have to say Andrew from my season. He epitomizes redemption and all stars. if anyone deserves another shot, it should be him.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I would prefer to not play this game with Clayton so i can see what i can do without him.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

the reason why i lost in my season is because i lacked a game. I was the Elder Cunningham to Clay’s Elder Price. In addition, i really let my emotions run how i thought about the game which hindered me, my emotions are one of my biggest flaws when playing.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

The one thing i plan to change from last time is this time i am actually going to play the game… this way no matter what happens i can say i tried my best and i played for me improving upon last season.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

My favorite memory was when Clayton gave me his idol code at final 4 to save me. he ended up taking a big risk because Andrew didn’t have to choose him but he did and it was a great moment for our alliance

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

I can’t really answer this question because every game is different and who knows what will be thrown our way. The only thing we can expect and say with certainty is we will all have to adapt. whoever is able to keep their cool throughout the game, retain a little luck, and make smart decisions will be the winner. I want to win like everyone entering this game, but only time will tell what happens.

KJ

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

I’ve been hosting a Survivor Series and Big Brother Series on Proboards and the Amazing 44 cast Veterans Island on Facebook.. Oh, and I won two games I think since I played.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Honestly, I love working with everyone. I have no idea who is being cast, so I honestly don’t know.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Has Elvera ever played this series? LOL..

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played? Honestly, I’m not sure, could be my reputation.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time? My strategy is usually the same. Be a team player, be loyal.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played? Honestly, i don’t remember Logan… I miss my memory the most

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

LOL… Don’t know that I’m a badass, but Ill definitely give it my very all.

LEIF

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

I have still been playing games here and there but I retired for a whole year just before this one. I came back into orgs after that but it was not the same vibe but at the same time it brought back the passion I have for ORGs and I feel like I have never left it.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I am not sure I have followed this series closely but I am hoping for people from my season at the very least.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I am not sure either lol.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

I think you can say that I was not as involved in any alliances that there was. I was mostly playing middle ground and I was part of the non dominating tribe so there’s that.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

Finish off farther than my first time around and hopefully impress you

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

Hmmm finding the idol only to find out it was a fake lol.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

I am not easily as noticeable as the other personalities out there so we will see.

LISTER

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

Well it’s been nearly 2 years since then so you’d think a lot would have happened with me. I’ve moved about three times since the game ended but other than that my real life hasn’t gone anywhere at all. If anything I’ve gone backwards. Far as the org world is concerned though, I’ve played in a lot more games since SCWL2. By my count when I first played it was my 12th org and I’ve now completed 55. Finally got 2 wins under my belt. But other than just playing orgs, being the current host of the Org Awards and generally just having no life at all I think that pretty much sums up what I’ve been up to.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I’m going to go with Heeral Desai. Heeral is a very good player. She won her first real facebook game and she’s proved herself as a strong strategic player since. Almost every game I’ve played in with her she’s beaten me, usually by directly voting me out herself. I’ve only lasted longer than her once and I had to throw her under the bus hard in order to do it. I want another shot at her. I want to take Heeral Desai down. So c’mon Logan, put her in and let me take her out. I’ve already got her name written down.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Ryan Lisman. There is not a single person in this series I would want to play with less than Ryan. The odds are astronomically low that he would even be cast in this season but I don’t care. I’ve played a game with Ryan once and we booted him first based on his reputation alone. Admittedly, I once considered aligning with the kid and taking him to the finals just to see what would happen but after certain events that transpired since then I’d rather not have to deal with him.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

I’d say that it was largely because my tribe was not unified at all. We were disorganized and to me it seemed like we were all very loosely connected. Some people have tight bonds with each other but for the most part there didn’t seem to be a lot of tribal unity. Certainly didn’t help that we went into the merge without numbers but even if we need the Ooc tribe was tight with each other and that 5-man alliance was not going to budge no matter how hard any of us tried.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

To put it simply, play smarter. My tribe was a fail last time so ideally It’d be nice to have a stronger nice so we can win challenges and not going into the merge all haphazard and dishelved and if I do wind up in the minority, well, fight. Don’t just lie there.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

Gotta be the day I decidely to change my birthday on Facebook and a lot of people in the game start posting on my wall Happy Birthday and messaging me privately. The real kicker was the next day when one of Tribal Council questions was, “So Lister how did you enjoy your birthday?” God that was classic.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

Cause I’m the leader of the bunch, you know me well and I’m finally back to kick some tail! DK Rap aside, I’m not sure that I will win this game. 18+ people where you don’t know who is in and who is out it’s a little tough to predict. That said, I’m not going to give up and I’m not going to quit. I could be the last person from my side of the game remaining but I won’t just lay down and die. The game isn’t over until the last vote is read.

LYNDSAY

1) What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

Lemme see, I played a few ORG’s since then, did incredibly awful in one, Warren’s, and did incredibly good in another, so ya know, living the dream! Considering your game hasn’t officially ended yet, I guess I’m still the same person I was when it was airing?

2) Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I’m looking forward to competing against people who’re sane? I dunno, I haven’t read too much on the previous seasons, but I would rather work with strategic people rather than my answer to 3)

3) Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Again, I don’t know whose playing, I just hope no bullies. I respect different types of gameplay, but a game without Matt or somebody wanting to play like how he did would make me a happy camper.

4) What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

I put my faith into the wrong people and allowed myself to get manipulated.

5) What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I’m not going to let the bullying and harsh words of others get the better of me. I’m in a good emotional spot right now, so no more crazy-Lyndsay moments, or at least not in THAT way. I’m here to play, and if people wanna pretend we’re in HS again, I’ll let them. Why not?

6) What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

My favourite memory has got to be the round I used the Gambler! Sure, Sad Pudding will go out and say it was the most predictable thing ever, but successfully playing the Gambler in itself is tricky enough, then giving away my immunity without being voted out that round, and just all the plotting and s— that went down. It was a lot of fun. Stupid, but making plots and doing crazy moves is fun for me and when it comes down to it, having fun is what this game is all about.

7) Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

Because I f—ing rock, that’s why!

MARCELO

“What have you been up to since you last played SCWL?

Since I last played SCWL I played two more orgs and then retired. I make a promise to myself that I would only play again if It was SCWL all stars. Today, I am studying business in Brazil and enjoying life.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Kim Prather

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

David Racine

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

The biggest reason was the fact that It was my first org and I didn’t know what the hell I was doing.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

The biggest change will be to not answer all the TC questions with “IDK”. LOL

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

My favorite memory was receiving a lot of votes in TC, but not going home unitil the F6.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

Because I learned a lot since I played SCWl.

DONE!”

MICHAEL

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

1: I started working, I install solar and it’s tough. I got engaged, getting married in October. And basically living life to the fullest! Played maybe 7 other ORGs since then.

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

2: I’d love to go against winners but I don’t think that’ll happen. Ryan lisman too, but I doubt him as well

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

3: Noah spiderjew

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

4: I put too much trust into an alliance I knew I was at the bottom of, I hope this time I can be a bit higher on the totem poll

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

5: stronger playing, harder challenge performing, general non noob play

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

6: talking with Bronson and Racine, the OOC comeback victory, the Shiun vote, probably more.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

7: I intend to win by any means necessary. And hopefully a lot more confessionals

MORAY

“What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.”

– Well, I’ve been taking part in a few more ORGs with varying success. From being the second boot to voting myself out due to lack of internet access, I am still yet to make a Survivor final 5. Hopefully this will change.

“Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?”

– I don’t know all the names of people who took part previously, but I would love to meet some more veterans and hear their stories.

“Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?”

– That unholy b— Germaine Greer. Seriously, if she’s in it then I will quit.

“What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?”

– Because I got voted out.

“What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?”

– I’m not going to be anywhere near as naïve. If I’d known everyone was going to be playing so hard, I would have done the same myself.

“What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?”

– Being told by Tyler to walk off the board. I’m still recovering from the injuries.

“Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?”

– I don’t come in to this game expecting to win. I expect to be medevaced at the final 5 after setting myself up in the perfect position to win the game, having the victory cruelly torn away from me through outside sources but also enabling me to win the “jog” player of the season award.

NAOMI

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

– You seriously expect me to remember?? I’ve been around, a few more games, few new friends… started volunteering again… A lot of my life doesn’t seem to change much but I’m ok with that

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

– Hmm…that’s a tough one. I haven’t paid much attention to other seasons honestly… I did miss out on really getting to work with Albee last time round though.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

– For diplomacys sake I would like to plead the 5th on this one please

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

– My tribe had too much bad blood. We imploded and when one of my friends questioned where he stood with me, I lost the will to play as well as I wanted too. There was too much drama and it was threatening to hurt friendships. That’s never worth it too me.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

– Actually playing this time.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

– I think it has to be… The only real move I helped do which was idoling out someone on Daln and then letting my allies mutiny back.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

– I didn’t get to give it my all last time… This time is a chance for redemption.

RENEE

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL?

Protesting the Cult of scientology, spreading awareness about Fukushima (don’t eat any fish people!) I attended the Rob Cesternino roast.. and lot’s more. Oh yeah I hosted my very own DufuQ’n game! It’s been a fun filled year.

Catch us up. Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Jessica Frey

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Andrew the challenge whore duh! Unless he’s on my tribe that is.. but I’m not even certain if he is playing.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

I was on the Upsa tribe for one.. oh and Andrew Mac Challenge whore and Jessica’s unwillingness to help me get Clayton out at the F5. Oooooh and that DAMNED IDOL.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I think I played the best game I could given the circumstances I had at that time. I hope to do better in challenges though & be on the winning tribe with less drama hehehe.

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

Skyping during a snowstorm with Angie Macniel & Umut while I was on a disaster relief deployment. Watching Umut dance Gangnam style… I have the youtube link to that if anyone wants it. Also making great friends with Clayton Spivey, Jessica Frey & Angie Macniel. I seem to be able to form real bonds and connections in all my ORG’s so I hope to continue that trend.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

Ask me this after I win the game.

RUDEZ

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

Well, I’ve been travelling around America for the past 2 months and following the episodes of SCWL 6

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Firstly anyone who was in my season.. As I was the first member of the jury, all the other all stars would’ve gotten further than me in our season.. so it’ll be great if I can get them back Also, the other badasses from seasons 0-5.. I’ve read a few of the episodes and if everyone plays half as hard as they did in their first seasons, we’re going to have a hell of a game ahead of us!

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

I have a few guys in mind.. but if they’re playing, I’ll make a plan

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

I would say luck.. I was so unlucky in SCWL 6! From starting in a tribe one person down, to having an inactive member on the tribe, to losing challenges by one or two points or moves, to not playing the idol on time.. Luck plays such a huge part in this game, and it just was not with me!

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I’d engage less with people who are trying to cause trouble.. and pay a bit more attention to how the people in my alliance are feeling

What was your favourite memory from the first time you played?

Hmmm.. bonding with SuLa and winning challenges when no one thought we would! It was great being the underdog tribe that almost had a chance!

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

I’m just going to go out there and be myself.. The rest will reveal itself

SERGIU

What have you been up to since you last played SCWL? Catch us up.

Well… I applied for collage, and am currently studing to become a vet. Have tones of exams and incredibly a lot to study. I also played in Rio Bermuda Triagle which is currently going, hope I make it to the end. I also broken up with my gf, haha…. Not sure if this is the kind of stuff ur interested in, but still. Oh, right and I moved from my beloved hometown cuz of college… missing my home and friends, but life sucks, so…

Who are you most looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Honestly, I am most looking forward to competeing against Brian. I know he is a great player and I would like him to be in the cast aswell.

Who are you least looking forward to possibly competing against in SCWL All Stars?

Honestly I would hate to see Candy in the game… she is a ungratefull b—-.

What was the biggest reason why you lost SCWL when you first played?

Apperantly I made the mistake to bring with me to the final the most likable person possible, haha. And 2nd I seemd to be a little bit too confident with my game during the FTC.

What is the biggest change you intend on making this season compared to when you played the first time?

I intend to be a lot more humble. And maybe leave my villain side on the bottom of my heart throughtout the game. What was your favourite memory from the first time you played? The final immunity that I won. It finally felt like I made it to the top by my own means, with my own social abilities/performances in challenges and most importantly with my strategical game.

Why are you going to be the baddest mothaf—a in the cast and become the champion of SCWL All Stars?

Let’s be honests. Last time I played I managed to make the impossible, and Australian woman and a Romainian teenager in the FTC? That is just awesome imo, just like I am. haha

7.06 Pre-game Chat

Okay! So let’s talk. This is the first time all twenty-five of you have a chance to interact publicly.

LISTER,

We may as well start with you. Perhaps the biggest fan of SCWL. You have organized each of the past three SCWL Fantasy Pools, and have followed this series closely. What is it about this series that makes it arguably the greatest Survivor adaptation on Facebook?

LISTER: Well way to make it look like I know everything about everyone ha ha! I think one thing that sets this series apart from everything else quite simply boils down to you being the host. Now I don’t mean to say that other hosts are bad because there are several who I would consider great. But if say for some odd reason the next season had all the same rules and uniqueness that it has had for 6 seasons running but had somebody different hosting it, it just wouldn’t be the same.

So much goes into this game. Most hosts make up a few challenges and put a twist in and just let it fly but you take this game above and beyond. Some other games have recaps, but nobody else has blogs like this series has had. This game doesn’t just use stock twists ham-handed to us by Probst. The challenges are unique. The twists are all new. Has anyone else ever had a twist like the Mutiny Trigger or had the players vote on whether or not to merge? I doubt it.

It’s the newness and freshness that this series always offers. That’s why it’s so loved and has a great following. It’s very possible to get burnt out on facebook orgs because so many have the same people in them or the same challenges and twists and they all just start to blur together. But SCWL is always new. SCWL is always unique. SCWL is always fresh. I could play in every single SCWL season from now until season 88 and it would still be new to me and I’m sure that’s the case for most if not all of the other 127 other people who have stepped into this Wacky world.

BRIAN,

Perhaps just as big of a fan as Lister. You were a newbie when you signed up in SCWL 2. Not too many people in the ORG community is more respected than you. What does it mean to have a second shot at SCWL as opposed to other games online?

BRIAN: I think the fact that SCWL 2 was my very first game means that this series will always have a special place in my heart. In that season, I was fortunate that a couple players were inactive, giving me some momentum to start the game, but there will be no such luck this season! Ever since I got voted out, I’ve tried to calculate whether I was a real all-star, groaning each time a new season with a new cast was announcing, smiling when potential all-stars got banned from your series, and practically jumping for joy when I figured out I didn’t need to compete against past winners for one of the coveted spots. In short, I’m glad to be back!

EAMON,

This series is known for big blunders. You have the distinction of being the first player voted out with an idol in your pocket. How much harder will it be to not only claim idols, but also play idols against a group of all-stars who have held idols in the past?

EAMON: You know what, I dont care actually. I just happen to have the idol by luck. And about my boot, I didn’t online at that time and I missed some important conversations except with Noah who screw me over, but we all know what happened to him at the end of the game. And it’s been two years, some of these people play a lot of games together (non SCWL edition) so yeah to make a reference based on SCWL alone isnt enough, every game is a new beginning.

Or not. Hmm. Could be. We’ll see.

JASON,

You seem to be in the middle of the large number of SCWL 5 representatives brought back to play. You have three of the Daln 5 on one side, and then the three who were all eliminated in the bizarre votes. In between all of that is where you ended up. Do you think being caught up in the middle will be inevitable moreso than ever because of now many pre-existing storylines are heading into this season?

JASON:
I don’t know about everyone else, but when I come into a game, pre-existing storylines and stuff are out the window! I don’t let how past games played out affect how current games do, but maybe that’s just me

AARON: Is anyone actually reading all of these?

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ll soon find out.

LEIF,

A lot of players from SCWL 2 here in this cast too. Arguably the greatest season in the entire series. Do you think the sheer volume of players from your original season may intimidate the other seventeen?

LEIF: Well just because we came from the same season does not mean we all got along pretty well, we were still from a season who had to opposing tribes and two opposing alliances. We still voted for 1 winner like all the other seasons. So overall, we are just players like the rest of them trying to win this online game.

KJ,

On the other end of the spectrum, SCWL 3 is viewed as the worst season for this series. KJ, you had a tough time all season long up until your exit in SCWL 3. A lot of player apathy and inactivity amongst the cast after the merge. Do you already sense the change of atmosphere when you are in a room full of hardcore players? And what’s it like to be in a room full of people who are viewed to be just as strong as you are online?

KJ: I do sense the difference already and it’s amazing I cannot wait to get started.

AARON,

You played in the first good game of the series–SCWL 1. The one that launched SCWL’s success 2 1/2 years ago and has made it the reputable series that it is today. Not only has it been 2 1/2 years for you to grow as a player, but I am guessing that 2 1/2 years is much more significant for personal growth as a teenager. Do you feel the experience you have gained will make you level with all of the other players this season?

AARON: Are you saying I wasn’t level with the other players in my first season? Hahaha But in seriousness, yeah I think I have growed a lot in the past few years like any of us would have. I guess we’ll just see how much better it made me

FIONA,

The only other player here representing SCWL 1. Is there an added level of excitement because not only are you against familiar faces, but you are also challenging players who you have never met before in other games?

FIONA: It’s exciting to be going up against people I don’t know, a chance to make new friends, but, also, scary, as I have no idea of their game play, if they are active v’s inactive, ir they have a rep of being honest v’s liar, if they are prone to flipping v’s loyalty, if they are strategic v’s challenge whore. I know of or have heard of less than 1/3 of the cast, so, that makes for interesting times

CAMERON,

Speaking of big blunders, just a month ago you came off one of the most documented blunders in ORG history. You won the Final Four immunity challenge. All you had to do was hang onto it and you may have won the season. But you gave it up and were voted out. In fact, you gave up individual immunity the other two times that you possessed it. How do you turn around so quickly after making such a great error?

CAM: Spite. Since some people won’t shut the f— up about it I gotta show them up.

JEREMY,

Giving up immunity at Final Four is definitely nothing original in this series. Jeremy, you started this recent trend of giving up immunity followed by being voted out. You have not played a single ORG since you were voted out. How much of returning to play for people like you and Cameron is to get that redemption or improve your reputation?

JEREMY: Redemption implies that I was unsatisfied with the moves that I made which led to my exit. I could easily go on a rant about the merits of forfeiting the final 4 immunity challenge but it was a very complex spot so it would take some time.

Of course I’m just excited to be playing in another ORG with plenty of players that have big reputations and hope that I can improve from 4th to 1st.

DAVE,

Another player who has been away from the ORG community since your appearance in SCWL 2. You played a game outside of the series, didn’t really like it, and have gone dark for two years. Much like everyone else here, you are competitive. So why hold out on other Survivor competitions for two years and only come back on the condition of an invitation to SCWL All Stars? What do players who have not experienced this series simply not grasp?

DAVE: Me: It’s true, SCWL was my first and last ORG. I had desperately wanted to play Survivor all my life, but as a Canadian, knew that it would never happen, so I started looking for alternatives and discovered this game. I had a brief stint in a game hosted by Kodi Ross while I was still playing SCWL Season 2, where I believe I came in 32nd place or something ridiculous like that. I didn’t exactly enjoy the experience. Needless to say, I felt like I could never match the experience I had in my original season and so I decided to retire unless I ever had the opportunity to play SCWL again, and here I am! ORGs take up a ton of time and energy to play, so I’m not going to bother with anything but the best!

To answer your question more directly, the thing that other ORG players don’t grasp about this series is that unless you’re a hollywood mactor, it is probably the closest thing to playing real Survivor you’ll ever get. Unlike other ORGs, that rely on gimmicky twists and internet-based puzzle games, SCWL is based on classic Survivor rules and has all original, lovingly hand-crafted challenges that are just the perfect level of brutality.

MICHAEL,

No matter how much we talk about big blunders, you can still come so close to winning for reasons other than giving away immunity. Are all players in the same boat here because you all Monday morning quarterback your moves? After all, Noah changed his vote 20, 000 times before sending you home.

MICHAEL: Noah sucks. Lol. I think we all have a great chance to redeem ourselves, we all know how close we came, how one move could have given us victory, and we all just want to redeem ourselves.

RUDEZ,

On the other hand, instead of one bad beat sending you out the door, it was a series of punches that sent you to the rail much to the dismay of the viewers. Everyone wanted you out at the merge because you were such a big threat in SCWL 6. What is it like to sit with KJ and a dozen of other players who now have a permanent reputation of being viewed as a strong player?

RUDEZ: Honestly, it’s amazing getting to play with such a strong group of vets.. these people here are the best, and the best way to test yourself is to test yourself against the best! Looking forward to the challenge ahead of me!

SHERI,

Out of everyone in the Facebook ORG community, I believe you are the person I have played the most with since I transitioned from the AIM and message board communities back in 2007. What is it like to go from being an opponent to being an all-star in a game hosted by me?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sheri never answered hers.

SERGIU,

You are the only runner-up playing this season. You were well-liked in the Final Two by most of the jury, but you fell just one vote shy of winning this game. Do you think that target will be a bit bigger on your back considering everyone finished worse than you in their first game?

SERGIU: Thank you Logan for pointing everything out, lol. I guess it could put a bigger target on my back, but we didint all played in the same season, i did better than the rest regarding the game i played, there is no reason to bring that into discussion because i see no way how that would reflect how long i’ll last in an All-Stars.

CHRISTIAN,

You are the only player here who self-voted their way out of the game. It was a bizarre 3-1-1 Tribal Council that you attended right before the merge. Mainly because you were extremely active in the crazy moves that were pulled in the first half of the game. With six players from SCWL 5 in this cast, should we expect more bizarre strategic plays?

CHRISTIAN: I think there will be some craziness.

MORAY,

You were voted out in one of those bizarre TCs in SCWL 5. And it was by the same people who finished 2nd, 4th, and 5th who have returned here for All Stars. Meanwhile you, Christian, and Naomi finished 8th or worse. Will the thought of revenge over those who fared much better than you did in SCWL 5 weigh heavily on each of your minds?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Moray never answered.

HEERAL,

Should we really expect revenge to be a big factor heading into the ring as the twenty-five of you prepare to battle? Or is the silly slogan of Heroes vs. Villains of ‘Return, Revenge, Redemption’ really that ridiculous?

HEERAL: Well I mean the one person I wanted to get revenge on hasn’t even been cast so you won’t see any of that from me.

But seriously, as much as this is an all-star season, it’s still a new fresh game. Will people be coming into the game with preconceived notions about each other? Yes. Are some of them going to be true? Probably. But I’m a true believer of each game being it’s own game and starting with a clean slate with everyone. Whether I love you or I hate you, I’m going to be willing to put aside personal relationships for the betterment of my game. I would seriously hope that everyone else could do the same.

However I realize this is an all-star games where those friendships or lack there of could come into play. Enemies will want to go at each others throats and seasons will want to stick together because that’s where they’re comfortable. I think revenge could be on the mind for a few people. I personally thing the slogan could be silly but that’s just me. And the other 24 people here are not me. So it should be very interesting to see how the dynamics in this game.

JESSICA,

A lot of revenge for you, Jessica. You received SIXTEEN votes against you before a seventeenth vote sent you home in third place. Or are you okay with being a vote magnet yet again?

JESSICA: To answer my question: no one ever likes seeing their name read especially when it keeps happening over and over, so I would say no I would not settle for getting stacked with votes and being known as the Phillip shepherd vote magnet.i guess this is the one scenario where attractiveness is not a good thing, Hopefully this time votes against me mirror my dating life: non existent .

EFE,

You were brought into this game as a last minute replacement. Nobody had as little time to prepare as you did. Will that put you at a disadvantage against a field of players who were picked either days, weeks, or months earlier than you were for this season? And do you feel you have to prove your worth as an all-star?

EFE: I was waiting for an invite so long, then I realized that you had no intention Logan I really wanted to play this one. I kept sending messages to universe and here I am now. I feel lucky!

It was so sudden for me. I mean I did nothing about week zero challenges and I knew no one from the cast, even people from my own season. I feel like I have few disadvantages, hope I can catch up with everyone in few days.

The fact that I didn’t get an invite first tells me that I am not as ‘all star’ as this cast but my aim is prove everyone that I also got the qualities of an all-star. That’s a big chance for me.

RENEE,

I sent All Star invitations to you, Mark, MacNeil, Vincent, and Gerome. All five from the highly likeable and entertaining Upsa tribe. You were the only one who accepted the invite (I can assure you that you were the first of the five to receive the invite). Do you think you and other players in this cast have an advantage for not only playing games, but also having experience hosting at least one?

RENEE: Well I’m flattered to have been the first invited although not surprised the rest of Upsa was not as enthusiastic about returning lol. I definately think people who have hosted and played have a whole different perspective on Org’s. Being this is my first “Official” game I’m playing since hosting my first one only time will tell if this is an advantage or not. I do know that I made some of the best friendships in SCWL 4 so I hope that will continue. So many new faces is refreshing!

NAOMI,

The Mutiny Trigger may have debuted in SCWL 4, but it became one of the ORG world’s greatest twists when you woke up and used it in SCWL 5 to make it the notorious twist that it is today. Is it original twists like the Mutiny Trigger that just hooks people into the series and have them praying for the chance to play some more?

NAOMI: Honestly I think the biggest thing that had people come back for this is redemption. A lot of us went out in ways we weren’t proud of. As for the original twists? It depends. Some are a great bonus to have, others may be a waste if they aren’t used properly. But for me? No, it’s not because of the twists.

LYNDSAY,

Which brings me to you, Lyndsay. You seemed to hate every minute of SCWL 6, but yet the second your torch is snuffed you were eager to have another crack at this game. You have gone through a few personal bumps, but here you sit with a level of focus that I did not really see until you pulled off the use of The Gambler. Is SCWL by nature emotionally draining and it is a matter of using that focus to get you through the game?

LYNDSAY: I think all games are emotionally draining, honestly! I Also think that if I focus, I can be a lot of good. I never focused in S6 until it was too late, but even then, I kinda made a bit of a bang. Ha, I focused on doing that flag and looky where that got me? I just think that this game will require a hell of a lot of focus for me, but I’m confident I won’t be a complete and utter failure if I decide to pay attention

GLORIA,

Age really is just a number when it comes to your personality online. Your nature of being a social butterfly and your enthusiasm carried you to the final stages of SCWL 5. Just tell me how stoked you are to be here in all of your Gloness.

GLORIA: Holy Cow, LOGAN I am gonna GLOWN you for asking me this question…When a person gets glowned it becomes national and international fame for them instantly in survivor mania world lol…..Thanks for all the compliments loaded in this question to me LOVERBOY Logan….xoxoxxoxoxo kiss me now Honey child….OK I truly feel that AGE IS just a number, WE CAN TAKE THAT NUMBER AND MAKE IT A GOOD THING OR BAD THING…I tend to want to be a very active woman and live life to the fullest, with water, sailing, kayaching, swimming, playing a sport or two here or there when time, scooter riding, and of course my passion for plants and my yard, BUT foremost is GOD and my family first most in this world…I am a playful social media butterfly who loves playing wacky roles about survivor or whatever..Little did I know it would change my life which it has..I Love being here with all these SUPERl great players…All I want is to be loved by some and trusted by some and have fun in the game with all..But people do tend to call me a crackpot sometimes but those who really know me, know it is all in fun for myself and others around me LOL..Thanks for having me in this game as an all star what an honor it is..SO GLO ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT::: I want to get to know many of you players better so lets all chat ok. LOVE GLO GLO to Logan and all fellow players in this all stars game. GAME ON>>>>>>

MARCELO,

I cannot find a better way to end this chat than with you. Your first ORG was SCWL 2. You made it far, but could not break into the endgame. Beyond a vocabulary that spanned three letters of the alphabet, your mark on the game was limited. Yet you go off to Ori’s Survivor series and win a game there. Since then you have been quiet in the ORG community. How do you feel that even though you could not answer questions beyond those three infamous letters. . .that you are still viewed as a SCWL all star?

MARCELO: IDK.

MARCELO: Lol. Im honored to be asked back. I was surprised when u asked me to play again because i didnt play a very good game, but then i remember i was/am america sweetheart. So everything made sense. Lol
7.1 EPISODE ONE

“Return, Revenge, Redemption. . .and Twists”

Date: March 6th to March 11th, 2014

Twists: Week Zero. Build flag and puzzle for idol puzzle hunt.

Flag Design: Team with best flag earns Penalty Idol/Rogue Idol advantage.

Idol Puzzle Hunt: First player to solve all ten puzzles receives the idol. Er, nine puzzles.

Opening Day Challenge: SCWL Prequel Winner Unscramble + Tribe Formation.

Six tribe captains in the order they finished and items they chose before tribal pick em as reward:

EXTRA HINT – HEERAL
INDIVIDUAL TALISMAN – CAMERON
MEDALLION OF POWER – MARCELO
MUTINY TRIGGER – NAOMI
THE GAMBLER – JESSICA
THE TIEBREAKER – RUDEZ

MGI: 25th player, Sheri, sent to MGI and immune due to not being chosen in pick em.

Immunity Challenge I: SCWL 5 Survivor China Phrase Lineup.

Winners: Ky (tribal idol clue), Pa, Co

Losers: Su, Ac, Ow. Travel to TC together to vote one player out. Tribe that loses a member will be dissolved along with Sheri amongst Ky, Co, Pa,

Voted Out: Gloria Query

Vote Count: 8-3-1-No vote
7.10 Week Zero Results

DIANNE’S LIST

TEAM 10 (Cam-Efe) – 1 pt
TEAM 2 (Eamon-Jason) – 2 pts
TEAM 3 (Brian-Lister-Leif) – 3 pts
TEAM 6 (Moray-Christian-Naomi) – 4 pts
TEAM 4 (Dave-Michael-Marcelo) – 5 pts
TEAM 1 (Aaron-Fiona) – 6 pts
TEAM 6 (Jessica-Renee-Heeral) – 7 pts
TEAM 8 (Jeremy-Sergiu-Gloria) – 8 pts
TEAM 9 (Rudez-Lyndsay) – 9 pts

LISA’S LIST

TEAM 9 (Rudez-Lyndsay) – 9 pts

“Very creative and it seems thought went into it.”

TEAM 10 (Cam-Efe) – 8 pts

“Something in the simplicity of this one grabbed me. Love the quote!”

TEAM 4 (Dave-Michael-Lister) – 7 pts

“I liked the balance of the triangle and the circle and the ying and yang message, but it was the “I don’t know” at the bottom that sealed the deal.”

TEAM 3 (Brian-Lister-Leif) – 6 pts

“Clean and simple design.”

TEAM 2 (Eamon-Jason) – 5 pts

“I like the “Diver Down” reference, intentional or not.”

TEAM 8 (Jeremy-Sergiu-Gloria) – 4 pts

“My elementary school teacher persona says, “Good job guys!””

TEAM 1 (Aaron-Fiona) – 3 pts

“Good Effort, some parts are well done, others are lacking in precision.”

TEAM 7 (Moray-Christian-Naomi) – 2 pts

“Not a lot there. The tapestry on the sides is nice.”

TEAM 6 (Jessica-Renee-Heeral) – 1 pt

“Looks like they just took images from a Survivor webpage and maybe karate kid.”

GAYLE’S LIST

“My criteria was if they were really on an island and had to make a flag, and next did they incorporate the game onto the flag.”

TEAM 10 (Cam-Efe) – 1 pt

“Great saying, but would of took a couple seconds to paste that on.”

TEAM 2 (Eamon-Jason) – 2 pts

“I don’t think it showed enough of where its at and the name of the game,or what it is all about.”

TEAM 6 (Moray-Christian-Naomi) – 3 pts

“It was okay, but looked to easily put together, no time in thought into it.”

TEAM 1 (Aaron-Fiona) – 4 pts

“I like how they had the top left logo piece and the stars.”

TEAM 3 (Brian-Lister-Leif) – 5 pts

“It is nice, and at least they had supercowackyland on it.”

TEAM 4 (Dave-Michael-Lister) – 6 pts

“It was good, and they did have a logo on it, so you knew what it was about.”

TEAM 6 (Renee-Jessica-Heeral) – 7 pts

“I like the flags and the island feel of the game.”

TEAM 7 – (Sergiu-Gloria-Jeremy) – 8 pts

“I like the whole painted feel of it, like they were on an island doing it.”

TEAM 9 – (Rudez-Lyndsay) – 9 pts

“same reason as above. They got all the survivor feel elements in.”

That means with a perfect score across the board, Rudez and Lyndsay have won the minor advantage for a hidden individual immunity idol. Once you get closer to obtaining that idol, you will be notified of your advantage.

And with that, the participation of SCWL Prequel’s alumni has come to an end.

7.11 Previously on SCWL

Twenty-five of the greatest players to make the jury but never win the game were invited back as SCWL ushered in returning players for the first time ever.

The first of many twists began as everyone participated in SCWL’s first ever Week Zero. They were divided by tribal affiliation from their original season.

But exceptions were made as two out of twenty-five all-stars dropped out before the game even began.

Shyam, perhaps the biggest blindside in SCWL history, dropped out due to personal stress and was replaced by Jason.

Nickolas disappeared and was replaced by fellow SCWL 6 alum Efe. Both players attempted to help out with the Week Zero tasks of flag design and creating an idol puzzle.

If Week Zero wasn’t enough to size each other up, a cast reveal, profile reveal, and initial chat was used to build up the anticipation for the game.

SCWL 0 “all stars” Lisa, Gayle, and Dianne temporarily returned to judge the Week Zero challenge. Lyndsay and Rudez proved themselves to be an effective duo once again as they easily won the challenge.

And SCWL 3’s KJ and Sheri were in familiar territory once again as they were the only duo to not submit a puzzle nor a flag for Week Zero.

Now the game finally begins as Opening Day will divide the tribes into six tribes of four, and the bottom three tribes will go to TC. This will continue until three tribes remain. How will this first phase of the game shape All Stars?

7.12 Round 1 Confessionals

AARON,

I was sooooo excited after the tribe swap. I didn’t think that it would really work out for Jess to pick BOTH of me and Efe so I was completely pleased. I am just hoping that the three of us can stick together because I trust them both so much and want to make it to the end of this game with them.

Me and Fiona haven’t been getting along so well as she’s been telling people I slacked off in the Week Zero stuff (which I did). I do definitely appreciate her as she is killer in challenges but if we lose and we are in our own tribe, she is first to go.

This challenge was some of the scariest s— I have seen. I took one look at it and had to reread like three times and still didn’t understand all of it. I feel horrible about not helping out more but I was gone most of the weekend and most of the challenge made no sense to me. I’m glad we’re good at TC though because our tribe, Ky’s tribe, and Cam are all voting out Glo which is good because I didn’t want to have to lie to Cameron about the vote. Here’s hoping AC can win next tribal!

BRIAN,

“If you want to play SCWL a 2nd time, play a memorable game; If you want to play a 3rd time, you gotta win!” – Brian Whitehead
Opening round confessional:  So the players in this game can be divided into 3 categories, players who sent long confessionals in last time, players that will send long confessionals in this time, and season 3 alumni.  (I wonder who else noticed only 9 flags and 9 puzzles) Therefore these blogs are going to be crazy long, but as long as you continue to do your confessionals alphabetically, all I have to do is boot Aaron, and I will have top billing!
So, I’m not a captain…last game I couldn’t spell Tesauro and arguably cost a challenge, and now I (and wikipedia) couldn’t spell Daugherty and it may have saved me some pain…So, let’s talk about the KY tribe shall we.  The cast is announced, Rudez messages me, we get to talking and all of a sudden within 24 hours I’m joking about bribing her boyfriend to find out if she is planning to turn on me.  I wasn’t sure if she was doing a lot of talking with several people, or if my sense of humo(u)r would scare her too much, but I guess not, because I appeared to be #1 on her draft board…The Mad Scientists are in control!  I then used my pick on Christian, getting a strong challenge player who is unlikely to make a power play on our tribe, and with whom I have more of a connection that Rudez does.  Christian, almost my default took Renee who doesn’t really have connections with anyone…4 strong players from 4 different seasons, and the 2 strongest bonds seem to be 1. Mad Scientists (She’s a chemist, I’m a mathematician)  2. Me and Christian.  The next logical thing would be to analyze my safety if we were to go to tribal, but I won’t because…
In the next Twistos twist of the season, the 2 tribes which finish the worst in the opening challenge will merge, vote one person off, and leave us with 3 tribes of 8! It did take me several hours to deduce this…how can Sherri join losing tribeSSS…oh   (If we merge with SU can we please be KYSU?  I don’t like the way SUKY may be pronounced!)  I figure whatever happens I will figure something out.  SU would be fun to join, as both Eamon and Sergiu want to play with me, and for the short term PA and OW would also leave me in really good shape because…
Season 2 is still a thing!  Rudez was correct to be worried about the fact that there were so many players from an awesome season from so long ago.  (I told her that we backstabbed each other once and still like each other so we can do it again…she didn’t completely buy it.)  I really want season 2 connections to slip off the radar for the time being, so I was really happy to be by myself in my tribe, which would have been hard if I was a captain…(do I pick Rudez if she’s free, or Dave, or Lister)
So I hope I’m in good shape…last time my goal was to beat your preseason projection…this time it is to win!  I’ve never won anything before, but this seems as good a time as any!

“(I)t’s literally just connect the dots” – Rudez Merks
Round 1 Confessional:  So I’ve decided to begin all my confessionals with an inspirational quote related to the game…if DeAnna (Hey look at that, I capitalized the A correctly) can title hers, I need my own trademark.  And if no one says anything profound, I just quote myself!  Anyhoo, this quote refers to the fact that once we got the correct lines the challenge would be no problem…and it wasn’t…for us…despite me turning out not to be a productive part of the solution at all.  How the heck did Christian fall to the end of the 3rd round?  And what were the odds has father was a DJ that brought him up listening to 80’s music?
So victory means we get to add to our tribe.  I’m doing my best to position myself firmly in the center of the KY tribe, as I feel it will be one of the 3 tribes.  Rudez and I need to hold the power.  We decided that we wanted Sergiu, but Christian was set on Cam, and the great thing about Mad Scientists is that they are adaptable…Cam does not fit into my long term plans as easily as Sergiu (“I hope Brian is in the cast”) or Eamon (“APUS Forever), but at least Cam likes me for picking him in the Fantasy Pool last season…by the way Rudez is still sore that no one picked her, and my pointing out that Cam was a better pick than her didn’t seem to please her.  I’m in great shape, and if we pick up a SCWL 2 player from another tribe (Marcelo?) I’ll be in dominant shape…Between KY and SCWL 2, I have 2 options lined up I can use going forward!
So, I was wrong about the first round twist of dissolving tribes, but I was somewhat close.  Now I hope trivia means SCWL trivia, but no matter what it is…A. I know a lot and B. I’m amazing at Googling…I have not worked too hard on the idol puzzles because of the trip I was on, but I’ll hopefully have some time for some of those now…I briefly thought about taking the penalty once it was clear we would win anyways, but didn’t…I don’t want a “mission”, or to have to explain that I’m a liar later on…if that was the only way to get idols things might have been different.  But right now, I’m all about the social game!

CAMERON,

Relatively confident. I’ve made enough connections to get onto a tribe of trustworthy people. However, I am concerned that I will be taken hostage by a S2 pack. Rumor has it, they’re going to congregate on one Tribe with hostages to vote out.
And I’ve had enough of being the hapless minority.
Maybe someone should have thought of that before giving seasons more members than the Aspu tribe.
Oh, then your relatives are mean.

If there is one person I don’t have a good feeling about, it’s Eamon.
He’s told Efe one thing and myself another.
At least, if Efe is being honest.
He refused to give me a screenshot.
Efe had better be honest.
Cause I’m counting on the little f—er.

I picked Glo because she is loyal and I could use loyalty.
Plus if she’s not I got breathing room.
Cause I have immunity.
I should give it away just for the lulz.

At least I have a tribe member crazier than me.

Good job outnumbering the guy with immunity

Gloria is the craziest person I’ve ever FB’d with. Boy I keep you on your toes.
For my alliance I thought she’d be bearable but loyal
She’s not been loyal and I don’t think she and I mesh.
But I don’t trust Sergiu and I totally don’t trust Eamon.

I’ll tell you what, though. The second you said six tribes I was going for that immunity. This is my litmus test, Logan. I get to sit back and pick whoever I want for this small stint and they can do whatever they want. If Glo Worm wants to go behind my back with her jumpy paranoid stuff, she knows the risks she’s taking.

I think the scope of the puzzles speaks a lot to what kind of game these guys are playing.
The Group 1 puzzle is super easy and didn’t take much effort, and I accredit that to tension between the two.
The fact that the S4 trio of gals signed theirs is extra amusing
but inadvertently I did as well with my sporcle link.

AHAHAHAHA
I just realized the people in charge of Puzzle 5 were the Season 3 people!
That’s hilarious.

Penalty Me.
Penalty Idol, plz.

Naomi is in a bind. If she says yes she could lose an advantage. If she says no she makes enemies.

Sergiu is a keeper. He’s a nice guy and helped a lot.
He’s still a dangerous threat.
But he’s a really cool guy and stayed up late to help us win.
I’m suspicious Gloria went for the Penalty Idol.
Eamon and Sergiu busted their ass to help us win.
Gloria has just been gone, and then gone, and also gone.
And at this rate I’m terrified to talk to her because I’m expecting another explosion.

So I’m pulling the trigger on this tribe, as apparently there’s an alliance from another game taking up the entire underside of our tribe.
And I’m about to be Sad-Pudding’d.
So, in the awkwardest day-one pairing ever, I totally am going to vote out my first pick. What a ride, eh?
Of course, if that doesn’t work, we go for KJ
Also, I’d like my idol clue for Puzzle 3.
If I still get that after I f—ed up.

Vote: Logan.
Reason: Seriously, I’m getting about goddamn sick of your mouth. We get it, everyone f—ing gets it, I gave up immunity and got s— on by MATT WOLFF for a month and a half. I’ve heard it everywhere, I crack some jokes myself, but we don’t need you, the host, actively working to make my entire legacy “that f—tard that gave away immunity.” So I’m voting you out and getting a more impartial host, like Clark.

I am conflicted about this vote.
Not so much the vote itself. Gloria is likely going, and if it’s not her, it’s KJ, and I’m cool either way.
It’s a matter of, how do I throw a vote and not attract attention to myself?
I don’t know how to pass off a throwaway vote when I promised two groups two different things.

So here’s what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna throw a fake vote out there after I repeat my confessionals. Then I’m gonna vote for KJ. After that, I will submit my real throwaway vote for Marcelo, or whomever Eamon expressed distrust in. That way, if a throwaway vote is noticed, we can pin it on Eamon even though it was me.

And Gloria still goes home.
So here goes.
Actually, a fake set of confessionals.
These are totally fake, don’t actually think they’re real. I’ve learned from Lyn how not to fake a vote.
So, KJ has to go.
KJ is a huge threat. She’s won more ORGs than I thought possible to play. She has a f—load of connections to the ORG world because of that.
She’s super good at challenges.
Apparently the whole reason they got the six points they got.
Most importantly, her elimination will split up the entire S2 alliance that is currently on that tribe. Marcelo, Michael, and Leif will be split up onto three tribes and without their allies.
So that really settles it.
Vote: KJ
Reason: You’re just too damn good for your own good.
So that’s it.
My first vote-out in the works.
Now for my actual vote. Thanks, hon.
Vote: Marcelo
Reason: If anyone asks, Eamon did it!

Me to DQ: How are you doing?
DQ: I’m naked LOL
This is gonna be a fun lady.

Good job, Logan.
You start the first Tribal Council off late.
Also, just to confirm, I am voting for Logan.
Excuse me, Marcelo.
But consider yourself voted for as well.

So as far as where I stand in this game, I’m doing well for myself. I turned on my tribe and they still trust me, and are loyal to me now that Aunt Glo is out of the game. Marcelo swears absolute loyalty to me for making sure he survived. And I will be going on a tribe with people I trust.

I think last game I wouldn’t have had the heart to vote out someone like Gloria, you saw me with DeAnna after all. But now I need to know that having respect for someone and really just adoring the hell out of them doesn’t mean that if they’re impeding my game that I can just do nothing about it.

I think by far the most entertaining character to play with is the Disaster Queen. She consistently makes me laugh.

CHRISTIAN,

NONE

DAVE,

Also, more pre-game confessionals: I’ve talked to Lister, Marcelo, Michael, Brian, Cameron Johnson and Jessica Frey. I’m hoping I’m way ahead of everybody when it comes to making pre-game alliances, but I’m sure there’s already some pretty strong ones out there.
My main two are the Ooc 3, which consists of Marcelo, Michael and I, which is supposedly our final 3 alliance, and the SCWL Season 2 Super Badass Alliance, consisting of the Ooc 3 + Lister and Brian.
My fear is that these alliances will be so obvious that the most unknown alliance in the game will end up taking over, which is why I’m hoping to get some info from Cameron and Jessica, and possibly make some sort of RHAP alliance with Jessica.

Confession #01: Opening Day
Holy f—ing s—! I did it! I won!
Huh? Oh sorry, I was imagining me in the future, reading this on the blog years from now, stewing in the wonderful broth of my sweet, juicy victory. I’m allowed to swear in this thing right?
You’re not going to like, censor me are you?

Confessional #2:
Dear God. Flashbacks from Season 2, the day my internet crapped out on me. My page wouldn’t load right after you posted the challenge and I came in way too late for my answer to count, but luckily, everybody I wanted to work with is a tribe captain, I can’t see how I won’t be picked. But if I’m being honest, I’ll be upset if I’m anywhere but DRAKE.

Confessional 03 Day 4?
Little catching up to do. Opening day did not go as expected. Before the 6 tribe captains won the opening day challenge, I had of course talked to everybody in the cast,  and though I already had my core alliance planned out, I was hedging my bets by talking to certain people about the possiblity of working together in the game. One of those people was Naomi Sowward. I started a conversation with Naomi on the basis that we were both dog lovers and she seemed like a genuinely nice person, I told her hopefully we would wind up on a tribe together. When the challenge for tribe captains was going on, my internet of course crapped out on me, but I was happy with the results, as I’d had good conversations with all the winners. To be honest, I’m really trying to minimilize my target pre-merge, so I wasn’t too worried about winning this one. I was pleasently surprised when Marcelo won, and we talked about the Ooc 3 all getting on the same tribe. Then Naomi messages me: “I kinda want you on my team”. I don’t want to flat out deny her, but I’m afraid Marcelo and Michael will be suspicious if somebody else takes me so I respond honestly: “i think marcelo really wants me on his team too. you guys might have to fight for me”. I was kind of hoping she would take the hint and let me go, but then, sure enough she messages me saying “and you are mine  I win”. Gulp. And so begins my journey into the unknown. Marcelo immediately messages me, worried that something fishy is going on, as most of the Season 2 people seperate into different tribes. Only time will tell what really went on that day…
Either way, my next pick is one of the only Season 2ers left, and one of my favorite people and possibly strongest pre-game alliances coming into this game, Lister Potter III. I happily pick him, and he picks Jason next, a move that seems designed to appease Naomi. In the end, I think we come away with a very strong looking team, and Naomi and Jason seem like fun people to play with. Naomi becomes a huge assett to the tribe in the first challenge when it turns out she has already competed in the challenge back in Season 5 (Jason claims in group chat that Naomi did all the work for him back then too lol).
After reading through the challenge a few times, I finally come to understand that half of the challenge is going to be figuring out this challenge. My brain explodes. I go to sleep, I wake up, brain still not working, because I can’t figure this s— out.
As far as hidden immunity idols and the puzzles involved to aquire them, I solved one. Mostly just so I could start trading that clue with other people and get more, but I’m not sure if I actually intend to spend the time searching for one. I had terrible luck in Season 2 with idols and I feel like focusing on building alliances and winning challenges is going to be a much better use of my time and energy. I’m also doing just about everything I can to avoid being a target, and I feel like idols often tend to be more of a curse than a blessing. It’s a decision I might end up regret later, only time will tell.

EAMON,

NONE

EFE,

Here I’m in All-stars season by LUCK, yeah I am not the best player who did amazing moves in the past but I believe that I played a good game in my previous season till we voted for Rudez which I was completely against. I think this will bring me an advantage in this game, I am not a threat so no one will target me early since I barely made the cast and I have no concern about my placement, I say not playing in all-star season is much more worse than being first voted out in All-star season. Also I am really happy to see rud, lynds and cam playing again ( we may also have D). I am getting along with all of them. Surprisingly, we haven’t talked Lynsday a lot this time. maybe few lines but no more than that. I may align with Rudez this time. Cam is so excited for this season, he has already made few friends but I can’t say I want to work with him. He made a quite strong bond with S2 people and I am afraid that this time he may be fooled by them. I will be lot more skeptical this time. I made few bonds with other people too, Aaron is one of them. I know he is great social player and he is kind of person who fight for his allies or that’s the Aaron I know  Eamon and I also got very close, I really wanted to work with him. Jess is also awesome. I am so glad that they picked me. We are great but WEAK. we have no chance of winning a challenge. After I spent 3 hours at first IC and got nowhere perhaps I should quit doing them again. I must say this challenges are really discouraging. Maybe losing isn’t that bad, because it’s going to be a big tribal council and I pretty confident that target won’t be our tribe. We really need to align with another weak tribe( that can be Cam’s tribe) so that both teams will be safe at TC. Let’s see what is going to happen next. I feel like there are big twists awaiting for us!

Confession: This time I feel like I haven’t made strong relationships from the beginning. When I look back to Scwl 5 opening day and pre-game was much more better than this. About the challenge, It was BRUTAL. My tribe is the laziest tribe ever. I did everything. Even I give them some answer when I left for sleep but they didn’t even submitted that. Next time I will def. go for a penalty idol at least.
About puzzle idol, I know that I have no chance of getting it so I am helping Rudez. I told her our puzzle which is quite difficult and I will use my clue to help her too. At least I will know where the idol is.
On tribal, we are planning voting Glo. Cam told me that Glo, Eamon and sergiu have a pre-game alliance. My only concern is Eamon’s reaction. I made a good bond with him, hopefully I can recover after this vote. Further, I made a agreement with Marcelo that I think my tribe will also agree. Since our tribe spiritually shines but in reality sucks there is no way we win next one. Marcelo and I agreed to throw the challenge so If only 2 tribes go to tribal next, we will vote the newcomer, If 3 tribe go, It will be even better because we will have the majority.
After we dissolve I really want KY tribe to adopt me. THEY WILL NEVER LOSE A SINGLE CHALLENGE UNLESS THEY THROW IT ON PURPOSE! That’s my assumption

FIONA,

NONE

GLORIA,

NONE

HEERAL,

NONE

JASON,

NONE

JEREMY,

Round 1 confessional:
As promised I am actually going to be active with confessionals this season. Things are getting off to a rocky start in my opinion. I was hesitant when I saw the cast list as there are total of 7 people from season 5 and I have a good relationship with pretty much none of them. I feel like it will take a lot of work and probably some luck to get me deep in to the season as I am starting the game without any allies and have a reputation as a strong challenge competitor.
Being picked by Heeral was a little surprising as I knew nothing about her but I feel like I am slowly unravelling that mystery. She may have picked me for my challenge ability but that brings into question why she picked Moray first. From Heeral’s facebook I can see that she is good friends with Naomi and seeing as they are both captain’s I am going to infer that they are working together in some capacity as I remember Naomi wanting a chance to play with Moray in season 5.
For the tribe pick I asked Heeral whom I should choose and consequently chose another option as I had limited information but had no interest in possibly being the odd man out on the tribe. I chose Lyndsay for several reasons. I recognised her name from season 6, I had already been talking to Rudez and because she had received an idol clue from zero week. It seems like it was a good choice and I feel that Lyndsay and I will be strong partners throughout the game. I am hoping that I can leverage her relationships with Rudez and Efe into an alliance down the track. I am putting effort in to talking to Christian and Jessica as they are likely key members on their respective tribes so that if any discussion happens about alliances my name pops up favourably. I do suspect that there is at least one large alliance currently operating as from my perspective things are fairly quiet.
The three tribes going to tribal scared me. I believe that it incentives sending home strong challenge players as you are not voting people out from your own tribe so voting out challenge threats does not weaken your own position, rather it strengthens it. Being a strong challenge competitor and no allegiances could have definitely put me in a dangerous position if Heeral and I had not come together to do just enough to avoid tribal council. Alternatively I was thinking if it was possible to form an alliance with one other tribe that it would be advantageous for both tribes to throw the challenge. In such a scenario the tribes would guarantee themselves safety at tribal and give them an easier time of picking up the penalty idol. Alas I haven’t built up the relationships or influence to pull such a move yet. Although Lyndsay responded positively to the idea so I am feeling pretty certain we are going to work well together plus she is Canadian which is cool.
I think this tribal is really interesting as all 6 seasons are represented. Personally I am hoping for either Glo, Sergiu or Eamon to be voted out. I want any stigma of being in season 5 to weaken yet on the same hand I would very much like to see fewer season 2 players as I do not have a handle on them. At this point I have no use for Glo or Sergiu and feel like they will try and put a target on my back which has possibly already started by Sergiu needlessly commenting on my challenge ability.

JESSICA,

opening day confessional
so wow i never thought i would be back playing this game. i left my season in emotional turmoil. honestly, my season of this game really affected how i played orgs from that point on and it really showed me a lot about myself and it really affected my relationships moving forward. i learned that if I’m going to take a back seat i need to have a good social game. this time around, I’m playing by myself and really for me and not to sit next to anyone in particular but I’m playing to finally win. i am going to take everything i learned from my last performance and turn a negative into a positive and take everything i learned from my best friend clayton and turn that into the CS rules and have his guidelines guide me to victory.
first off from last game, the first take away is i need to know myself and how others perceive me. i have to have some kinda of game awareness. people look at me and they see that i attach easily to people. so i am going to use that to my advantage. I’m going to use that to find myself a good alliance. A lot of people see me and say hey i can use her she just does what she is told. if i can use that to my advantage to get me to last a little bit further i will.
Another thing i learned from my last season, i need to be a lot more social. social in that i need to always be talking to people. i need for them to think about me. i need them to think of me as their best friend. i want to be the people that everyone comes to. especially in the beginning, i need to be thought of so when it comes to alliances i am in one. whenever i have free time i am going to be talking to people. even if i don’t have an alliance with them i am still going to talk to people because I’m not going to ignore possible jury members.

amendment:
another thing that is going to help me this time around is my helpful guide called the CS: Rules.
be adaptable yet retain a long term game plan. for me my plan is get in a good alliance, be in the middle of that alliance, make merge, make final 5 make finals, and win. for me really its all about outlasting. no matter how i do it, i just need to outlast and take each day at a time.
i need to take risks when needed
in my last season i played it safe which made me waste me my idol and made things a lot harder, in that scenario i should have trusted my allies and took the risk to keep my idol.
be nice but no too nice.
my problem in orgs is similar to dawn from survivor. we are so nice in survivor that people get mad when we do something from the norm. dawn was great in caramoan but people got upset when this mormon mom was strategizing and lying. so if i want to be respected at the end, i need to be nice enough to stay around but not so nice that people take me out near the end b/c i will sweep the jury. the game of survivor is all about finding a happy medium which a lot of times i have a hard time finding balance but this time i am going to try and change that. i mean think about it most winners on the show are boring. they aren’t the huge characters, they were the most normal or boring. they were sen headed
approach people with logic that suits them about yourself
if people think it is in their best interest they should go with it
find someone who you can trust implicity and strategize openly if at all possible
now of course I’m not going to find my “clayton 2.0” but i need someone that is going to be the jt to my fishbach, the chelsea to my kim. marriage of conviences go a lot farther in the game. its always a good sign when someone talks more openly about strategy with you. i find it shows they trust you and are planning to include you in plans
exploit people’s past relationships and use that to my advantage. this is especially true in orgs where everyone is inner connected and has some kind of drama
create a character for yourself
my story is one of redemption. last season, andrew had a great story winning all those immunities so clayton had to create a story to combat that. i didn’t have a story other than the side kick so i would not have had a chance
numbers mean nothing if they aren’t loyal. challenge strength should not trump loyalty.
its not going to matter if you go into the merge up numbers if 3 people flip.

Confessional March 6(birthday/opening day)
First off, let me just say having your birthday on opening day was kinda cool b/c as far as social game goes, it gives people a reason to talk to you. breaking the ice with the other contestants was easy, i hope stay in people’s minds.
My tribe assessment-
(1) Aaron, i picked him first b/c we are playing another game together and even before that I have gotten to know him and from seeing him in other games, i really think he is a genuine player. i have seen him almost win and get taken out b/c he is so likable. he is not a shady player. that is the kinda of person i like to play with. if I’m going to be strategizing i need someone who is going to trust me completely. i think we can go far in this game.
(2) Efe, aaron talked to me about picking him. from our chats, he seems really genuine, aaron says he is a very loyal player. I really have trust in this three person alliance. i do worry what happens at 3 if our tribe gets that small. i could be in trouble if Aaron doesn’t choose me.
(3) Fiona was choosen b/c if we are going to have a third person we wanted a challenge whore. Someone that if we merge with us four, who will be loyal but if we don’t and lose we can just vote them out. she is a good buffer. hopefully she proves useful in the challenge.
The other ppl: I think its important to maintain cross relationships because in a group of four on a tribe we need to have other tribes to help us out. dave and marcelo have already told me they want to work together and help each other out.
(4) Dave Bronson- he actually approached me very early on on working together because he knows me from rob has a podcast. now, logan don’t get so excited, this is not another Rhapper’s alliance. This is just commonality that people use in survivor to come together. you are more likely to align with ppl you have commonalities. It will be good to have people on other tribes that I can work with. Im worried for Dave b/c he is on a four person alliance with lister, naomi and jason and that could be an auto and too easy for dAve to be voted out.
(5) Marcelo-Marcelo also contacted me as he knew Dave. He also wanted to work with me because he is rhap fan. I don’t know how he will do in challenges and he doesn’t know a lot of people. He definitely wanted to tell me he will be loyal to me. Hopefully this benefits me in the future.
(6) Heeral-I am so happy heeral is in this game. We worked in the week 0 group and we have bonded in another game. She approached me to having an alliance. i think it is mutually beneficial for both of us to be in the class and logans game b/c we will both have more incentive to be loyal to each other. plus i think it helps we have become better friends in the org community. i have learned she is actually a loyal player. We have gotten our issues over with and i hope it stays over with.
(7) Naomi-Hopefully i get a chance to work with naomi because we both want to work with each other because in kliegs game our alliance was cut short. i hope she is an option to work together if i need her.
(8) Lister-omg i am so happy lister is in this game. i hope i get a chance to work with lister. he is a pretty even keeled player and i know him better than other players so i would love to be able to work with him.
(9) Rudez-I have talked to a bit pre game and once the game started. I get a good vibe off her. Im hoping this another connection i can use in this game. i want as many people i can trust surrounding me as possible.
(10) Lindsay-i definitely reached out to lindsay as the game started to try and make a connection.
hopefully we can work together in the future. i did pick her as my fantasy player her season. my goal is to work with trustworthy people and not shady people. if people want to work with me and will stick by me then i can be the one strategzing and hopefully everyone else will like me and want to stick with me. I’m hoping i can put myself in a place where working with me is in their best interest. i feel like its really important in the beginning of the game to not get voted out meaning i can’t give people a reason to vote me out. now yes i was the captain but in tribes of four i can’t leave it up to chance. so i have to be likable and fun giving them no reason to vote me out.

confessional (3)
logan, your challenges are a whirlwind, just when i think i might figure it out, some hits me in the head and says nope you are still confused. I’m trying to channel my inner andrew macgskill, is there andrew rules for being awesome at challenges, a magic pill, some pixie test, b/c i need it, my brain just goes mush. the only good thing, is from what i think i understand, if my tribe goes to tribal, we are at tribal with other tribes which is good b/c i can keep up my relations with other ppl to keep me and my group safe. Efe and Aaron are on board to make alliances with other tribes. I’m already working on getting a thing going with Dave and Marcelo but aaron is hesitant about marcelo so I’m keeping things quiet. hopefully something works out.
im also toying with taking the penalty idol, why do idols just draw me in all the time, i mean if we are going to lose anyway. also, i would blame Fee for taking the penalty. i have to think about it. for me, though i wouldn’t tell anyone if i get an idol, i would keep that lock and key. i just want the idol so i can neutralize it. i want it so no one else can have it, after all, survivor is a selfish game. if i have it that means no one can use it against me and its for absolute emergencies.

Confessional (4)
So I wake up today to efe posting his confessional in our tribe chat. I’m worried fee is going to see it and will know she is on the outs. But like efe said, we are all voting as the bottom 3 tribes if we do lose. But after reading his confessional, it makes me a little more comfortable because he isn’t planning any shady buisness. I like what he said about Aaron. That is the kinda of player I like working with. While I may need to worry about them to together but I out of anyone should know how dangerous and helpful a pair can be, I think they will be loyal. And for the most part all the people he mentioned in his leaked confessional are people I want to work with
Also, here’s a little conspiracy for you, what if the bottom 3 tribes go to tribal and that’s our new tribe vs the top 3 tribe tribes.. Well that’s my prediction

Confessional 4-continued
I do agree with efe in that our tribe is on the weaker side. I went for loyalty in my tribe picks that I choose. Like the CS rule says, numbers mean nothing if they aren’t loyal. I’m trying to build an army of loyal soldiers. And we saw it with matsing in phillipines, there is a benefit to being weak. Me efe and Aaron can maneuver better because hopefully we won’t be viewed as threats.

confessional (5) first tribal jitters:
wow, the game is in full swing. this tribal with 3 tribes is interesting. I’m freaking out b/c my tribe is in the middle, and being in the middle is stressful. everything i do i have to be very careful. i have to watch everything i say. so let me just give you the order of events here to make it easier. first, eamon comes to me and wants to team up, eamon is a great guy, i trust him a bit so i entertain the idea, he wants to vote kj or anyone on that tribe. I’m a little worried talking to him b/c i have marcelos’ trust and loyalty and he seems kinda like an island in this game, meaning by himself so i think he will be loyal to me.. when eamon is talking to me, i have only heard kj. secondly, cameron talks to me, he is ready to jump ship because Glo made an alliance with sergio and eamon but cameron did mention he is willing to vote kj with his tribe and my tribe but he would prefer Glo gone. Thirdly, Kj wants my tribe and her tribe to vote out Glo. so thats good. Lastly, now I’m talking to my tribe and trying to sort through all this mess.
pros for voting out Kj- (1) i don’t make Eamon upset, i feel like i always end up turning on him in games and that is not my intention. this game is about adapting and new situations have presented themselves. I may just have to go with the majority. (2) also Kj is a huge threat when it comes to challenges and voting her out helps everyone then again idk how much help she was in this challenge or they would have avoided tribal
pros for voting out Glo-(1) begin to secure Cameron’s loyalty and cameron is giving me more information than eamon is, (2) Marcelo would be grateful and plus his tribe minus KJ doesn’t seem that active so thats less of a chance they are strategizing against me. (3) KJ is a huge threat so might as well keep her as a shield (4) it seems like the majority of people are leaning toward voting glo out so why rock the vote this early
also where is sherri? does she even go here? honestly through does she know the game has started. i have played a game with sherri and she was really nice so hopefully we can get her vote somehow

confessional (6) im starting to get paranoid, but i have to keep my paranoia to myself b/c i know its irritating when someone is always running around like a chicken with their head off. this round is one for me to test my alliance to making surre people are being truthful. if something happens, at least i know now that people are untrustworthy. i want to trust people. but you always have to expect the worst. i dont see reason for anyone to lie. i could go home which would suck but thats how it is.the thing that helps me is that alot of people are talking to me and need my vote. i hate lying to eamon so i hope he doesnt scramble and try to vote me out. i think thats one of my weaknesses in games: (1) im bad at lying, and (2) i want to please everyone. but in survivor, you have to make moves, especially with alot of twists and items, you need to lie to ppl.

ts hard b/c what if cameron is lying and playing everyone about voting out glo. to me, he is taking a huge risk going against his whole tribe that could backfire b/c i could go to eamon and rat him out. he makes a compelling argument

This is the time I have to put trust in my alliance, this is the time to find out if everything is going to work out, Cameron very well could be lying, I very well could go home, an idol very well could be played, but with that being said it’s time for me to vote. With big risks come big rewards, hopefully this move works out for me. If it works my tribe is small and weak but we are loyal and we can work with any other tribe

KJ,

So, Sheri even self voted. And you know they are making fun of her inactivity, so you know we’re gonna get stuck with her. Don’t you have a replacement for someone who has been inactive this whole f—ing time?  😀

LEIF,

U may have invited the wrong people lol. I feel so dumb nw. Tho im quite happy with the tribe i have but hopefully we dont have to go to tribal soon

I just had my first chat with someone from outside my tribe with Efe. Is that pronounced as F? or iffy? he seems enthusiastic and seems to also want to vote for Glo so I think this will be an easy tc for all of us.

and this is why a season 2 alliance won’t work -_- marcelo is paranoid as heck that eamon is already gunning for him. marcelo thinks everyone wants him out. marcelo thinks the world thinks the s— of him. marcelo here marcelo that. I didnt like working with him before and I dont like working with him now but hey this is the card I was dealt with. Michael has more sense of reason.

also KJ has more sense of reason. and Cameron thinks a season 2 alliance is tight as glue but were not. were as fractured as any season there was.
especially a season that was full of deception and fake idols being thrown about.
also that puzzle was the hardest i definitely have ever seen and still am wondering what it was. but at least i dont have to be that worried about being voted out.
also i think i wrote more than what i have wrote the entire season of season 2 lol

LISTER,

Confessional:
All-Stars. This game has been a long time coming and it’s definitely started in an interesting way. Like with any All-Star game pre-made alliances have been talked about amongst people in the time waiting for the game to begin. I know Cameron has been talking with people including Naomi and Christian. Naomi of course came to me and told me about it. Naomi and I skype all the time so I wasn’t surprised that she decided to to tell me. That said, we don’t have a tight alliance. More of an understanding as I call it. The two of us, along with Heeral, all agreed that forming an alliance before the game is a faulty idea because we had no idea what the tribes would be or what twists await us. So instead we all agreed that if it is the best thing for us in the game we will align, otherwise we’ll just keep a friendly watch over each other’s backs. Sounds more than fair to me.
But of course that’s not the only pre-game alliance. About 2 weeks before the start of the game I was contacted by Dave Bronson about a season 2 alliance. Of course I said yes. You don’t ever say no. At the time the alliance consisted of Dave, myself, Michael, Brian and Marcelo. Side note: I was shocked to see Marcelo in All-Stars after his consistent IDK answers at Tribal Council but in a cast of 25 and there being several people that I’m aware of having turned down the offer I can’t say I’m too surprised. But back to the alliance. Once Week Zero hit we found out Leif was in the game so now he’s in the alliance. But now on the cast reveal it turns out there was a seventh SCWL 2 player hiding from us. Eamon. Eamon so far as I’m aware does not know about the season 2 alliance and I have no itentions of talking to him about it. If someone else messages him that’s on them.
There are a couple people in the season 2 alliance who I’m interested in working with. Brian, Dave and Leif being those people. But I’m not going to throw away any other potential game plan I could make and just stick with these guys. They are good to have for safety purposes especially with this multiple tribes sharing a Tribal Council twist, but I have no intention going to the final 7 or 6 with al season 2. If I did that I’d likely just be handing the game to Dave and while I like him I’m not going to just give him my game from day 1.
So Opening Day came up and we found out that there were going to be six tribes. This I didn’t suspect. I figured either 3 tirbes of 8 with one person left over or 5 tribes of 5. 6 didn’t even enter my mind. I figured you’d run out of variations on Supa, Coo, Land and Wacky to do that many. But of course, I never thought of cutting the names up as you did.
I knew though going into Opening Day I did NOT want to be a captain for one of these tribes. No way in hell. I know way too many of these people and I don’t want to have to deal with anyone getting pissed off because I didn’t pick them. So I threw it and it wasn’t a tough decision in the slightest.
When the tribe pick ’em was going down though I started to wonder if I’d made the right choice. There were certain tribes that I was REALLY hope I wouldn’t get picked for. But it worked out in the end. Naomi picked Dave and Dave picked me. So there’s two people immediately on my tribe who I can work with and will want to work with me. So when the time came for me to pick the final person for my tribe I wanted somebody who wouldn’t try and target me, wouldn’t be a huge liability in challenges and would be someone who both Naomi and Dave would agree to vote out first. So I picked Jason. Now some will be wondering why the hell I could pick Jason because Naomi wouldn’t vote him out. Think again boys and girls. Naomi may be close to Jason but I know she would have no problem voting him out if she needs to.
I can also already hear Clayton screaming from the alumni lounge about a pre-game alliance of friends on my tribe like he did throughout all of season 5. Get some new material Claytron.
Then the twist was revealed. Oh hell this twist. Not a fan in the slightest. And you know why? Because now Jason may not be the person who gets voted out from my tribe should we lose. Way I see things, so long as multiple tribes go to the same Tribal Council and all vote together, they’ll be targeting the big name targets and on my tribe that’s either me or Naomi and considering I’ve already been pegged as the biggest SCWL fan who apparently knows everyone about everyone (thanks for that by the way) I would wager I would be the prime target on my tribe. So that’s fun. So of course cross-tribal alliances are going to be big these next few rounds and they are going to be key.
So yeah, I worked my ass off on this challenge and I was almost to the point where I was going to rip out all of my hair. It wasn’t until we got the clue that we made any progress. From there it was just a simple compare all the lines against all the symbols to see all the possibilities and cross reference them from there to see what makes the most sense. I thought at one point that it may be the lyrics to a song and tried googling parts of what I had but couldn’t get any results. Imagine my reaction when I found out it was a song and not only was it a song but Dave had sent it to me thinking it might be that one but we couldn’t tell for sure. Frustrating.
But we could second and that is all that matters. I don’t care that we didn’t get first. So long as we won immunity I wouldn’t have cared if we got third place and only beat 4th by one point and only won because they took a penalty. Immunity is Immunity and that’s good enough for me.
So SU, OW, and AC are the three tribes at tribal council and I can’t say I’m surprised. Not to be rude to any of the people on those tribes but they were the three that I pegged as the weakest and if any of you are reading this after the game and want to get pissy with me guess what, I don’t care. It’s a game. So get over it.
It’s not easy to predict the results of this Tribal Council since we don’t know how the tribal alliances will shape up, but if I had to guess I would say that KJ is going to become the first casualty. As I said before it’s most likely that the big name targets are going to be voted out to eliminate strong threats early and in this cast is there any bigger threat than KJ? No. No there is not and this twist is going to screw her over. Of course I say it’s going to screw her over but if that tribe had gone to it’s own solo TC she would have been dead in the water anyways because of the season 2 alliance.
As for this Puzzle Idol. I haven’t taken more than a passing glance at these puzzles just yet. The logic puzzles I should be able to figure out easy as I’m pretty good at those. Same with the simple name uncrambler. A couple months ago I built a database in excel that will allow me to breeze through any challenge that has to do with unscrambling names of people from Survivor or Big Brother. So go ahead Logan, give me that name extrapolation challenge again so I can get a perfect score.
But I get to request a hint this round and I’m not sure which one to choose yet. Naomi says she has the answer to 2 and 7 so obviously I won’t request those and I have the answer to 3 and I’m sure Dave will probably give me the answer to his. I’m considering asking for a hint from either 6 or 4 but I want to ask Dave what he did first so we can ask for different ones.
Other than that, not sure I have much more to say. If there wasn’t their multi-tribe at TC business I would feel like I was king on my tribe because there’s no way in hell Im getting voted out first. But this twist… ugh. So not a fan. We’ll see though. The ability to pick up more people should we keep winning will be interesting and will allow me to expand my safety net and also give me more targets of people to vote out. Just have to wait and see what way the wind blows.

LYNDSAY,

OMG, so… Rude and I are totally going in with our pregame alliance, similar to last time because despite what happened, we know we work well together so we’re gunna work our butts off to make it look like we’re still friends but not cool enough to trust gameplay wise
*Rudez

buuutttt…. hehehe, I’m totally meeting her tomorrow IRL and there will be tons of picture taking and s— like that, so I think I’m already hindered in this gae because.. well, with actual pictues of us littered all over FB, people are GUNNNNNA assume we’re together hahahaha… awww, pregame confessional

MARCELO,

I am so happy to be back!!!! I playes SCWL season 2 and I made to the final 6, and THIS is my first confessional!!! lol. I will try to change my gameplay since last time. I mean… In season 2, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. I answered all Logan’s questions with “IDK” and I betrayed almost everyone on the season. I had a lot of fun(no regrets), but I didn’t play to win. After that, I played two more orgs.  And I won both!! So I decided to retire because I loved my score. 2 out of 3. But you asked me back and I couldn’t say no. I had so much fun!

When the cast was released, I knew what I wanted to do. SCWL season 2 all the way babyyyy. In the first minutes, I had a final 3 alliance with Dave Bronson and Michael Graga. I really like them and I hope we can go all the way.

The rest of season 2, I don’t trust them at all. I betrayed all of them and I don’t think they forgot that. I talked a little bit with Leif, Lister and Brian about the season 2 alliance and they all agree that It is our best option. However, when the cast was released I was blindsided. I didn’t know eamon was playing. I played with eamon in 2 different orgs. He was my main alliance in both games. and I betrayed him both times, haha. He is very bitter and I know for sure he will not want to work with me. I think It’s weird that Leif, lister and Brian didn’t know that eamon was playing, so I think they might have something going on with eamon. Now I don’t trust anyone from Apus. And If I’m not right about this, the blame is on then. It’s their work to make me feel confortable. And I don’t feel confortable at all.

I won the first challenge! Who saw this comming? Lol
I should be happy but im mad as hell. I fell like everyone is lying in this game. My plan was to chose dave and michael. However, naomi picked dave and i felt like s—. Why the f— did she choose him? It doesnt make sense because now he can choose the rest of the tribe and she could be in the bottom. The only explanatiob is that dave has an alliance with her that i didnt know about. Then every captain starts to choose a season 2 player. Its like everyone had a plan that they didnt tell me about.

After that my plan was to pick(michael was not online) two random people so i could tried to work with them. However michael chose leif earlier. I was so mad. It felt like everyone who said were with me, lie.
Now Im a alone in this game. I have no loyalties. If they want me out they should throw the challenge because if i survive i will vote everyone of them out.
My plan for now is to play dumb with michael and leif and try to get kj.

I want to use de medalion of power in this challenge

So… I dont have a good feeling. I talked with Eamon yesterday and he tried to make a secret alliance with me. Its BS. I said I was down for it, but I know he wants me gone as soon as possible. People are saying that no one wants me out. That Its between KJ and Glo. However, I have a feeling that they are lying and I’m getting some hamburgers on ponderosa. Its hard to play a good game when everybody knows u and each other. Especially when people know each other and I don’t know almost anyone besides the people I betrayed in the pass, lol.This sucks. I had a great time.

MICHAEL,

NONE

MORAY,

NONE

NAOMI,

NONE

RENEE,

NONE

RUDEZ,

Week Zero Confessional:
Currently, I’m of two minds about coming back.. especially so soon!  Naturally I’m excited and can’t wait to meet my fellow tribe mates and compete in challenges and see the limits of what I can strategize.. but on the other hand, SCWL 6 took a lot out of me emotionally and I feel as if there might be a bit of a target on my back.  If Parv can do it, then so can I.. I guess
So obviously pre-game alliances are going to come into play.. this worries me as I pretty much don’t have any.
So a few weeks ago Cameron and I struck up an alliance.. the Day and Night alliance cause we pretty much live on opposite sides of the world.. Personally I think this alliance is bull s—.. I’m calling it right here, right now.. Cam has no plans to stay loyal to me nor any other S6 people
According to him, he has aligned himself with Christian, Naomi, Aaron, Dave, Michael, Marcelo, myself, and Lyndsay.. so I essentially know who not to trust on Day 1
Next comes the issue of Lyndsay.
Do I trust her? Yes.
Do I want to work with her? Yes.
Is this the best strategy for me? Probably not.
Lyndsay and I have a bond.. there’s no denying that!  So the questions are: If we work together, how do we approach it concerning everyone else? Do we try be on the same tribe this time?  Do I put all my eggs in one basket again?  If we don’t work together, how do we handle it? We’ve never worked apart, will it damage our friendship? It’ll certainly be an interesting topic for me over the next few weeks!
Honestly, for someone who knows information is power, I know very little about the rest of my cast mates.. I have a general idea of who is coming back thanks to Cam, but otherwise, I’m a bit clueless.. I’m hoping this can be remedied in the first round of the game!  I think I might be hoping that others haven’t formed pre-game opinions of me.. how silly!
So yeah, my puzzle is awesome.. I’m mentally preparing myself for the hardest game I’ll ever play.. and I’m getting excited too! Let’s do this thing!

Confessional:
Yay!! Lyndsay and I won the flag competition.. well Lyndsay did cause I did the puzzle.. but still YAY!! hopefully people forget that we’ll be getting a little advantage soon
Also, 6 tribes Logan? 6 tribes!! What devious twists have you thought up  I’m happy I became a captain, but it wasn’t my initial intention.. Winning 2/2 challenges right from the get go could paint a target on my back.. or help me with my tribe.. we’ll see
I’m having a horrible day.. so so so jetlagged.. So I’ll come back later and b—- about everyone then
Looking forward to seeing everyone’s puzzles

Confessional:
So first of all I wanna say that I really like my tribe! KY is a pretty awesome tribe.. I believe we’ll be extremely strong in challenges which is great.
Brian and I have what I think is a semi-serious alliance called The Mad Scientists.  It’s pretty fun and I enjoy talking to him
Christian is a lot quieter.. I think I have the capacity to annoy him quite a lot so I need to keep that in check
And DQ isn’t around much, it seems like she has a super cool social life.. she does pop in every now and then so that’s good
My biggest alliance is with my season 6 people.  In the beginning of our last season, Adam made an alliance which he called the real 5.  Funny enough, this alliance was made up of Adam, myself, Lyndsay, Cam, and Efe!  So us season 6 people are ‘The Real 5 (excluding Adam)’
So we’re all trying to make way on our tribes.. and the best part for me, is that people on their tribes are getting along with me.  Lyndsay told me that Jeremy really likes me and Efe told me that Aaron really likes me, I know I have a friend in Glo.. so socially I’m feeling okay!
Marcelo has also expressed an interest in working with me, and Dave approached me before the captain challenge and proposed trying to get together with Jess, Heeral, and Marcelo on a tribe..
So these puzzles! I’m so annoyed with myself.. I messed up puzzle 8 (which was probably meant to be the easiest) and 4 so I can’t submit any more answers.. the problem is, I have all the answers except for puzzle 2.. it turned into more of a social exercise than a puzzle exercise trying to get clues out of people without giving clues to my puzzle.
I do worry about Christian or Brian getting the idol first, they’re freaking geniuses.. so I decided I can’t wait until the end of the round.. if I’m going to have to best chance at having an idol, I’m going to have to make a move.. so you will be getting the full set of answers from Lyndsay in the near future! Cause I WILL have the riddle answer by then!
So once again I’m putting my trust in Lyndsay.. if she screws me over then at least I know who has the idol.. If it’s a code, we’ll share it.. if it’s an idol that only one person can possess, she’s promised to hand it over to me (if you know, we get the answers right of course). We’ll see what happens, I’ve trusted lyndsay with idol information before in our very first game together.. she never told a soul! So going with gut instincts again!

Mini-confessional:
I like hearing the other captains complaining about the immunity challenge.. it means good things for my tribe!  I know we’ll get it done, just need to put in the hard work!
Now if everyone can just refrain from going for the penalty idol, then we’ll be perfect

Mini Confessional:
I’m not incredibly happy right now.. I spent hours this morning writing out literally every possibility that could happen.. and I posted it about 7 hours ago.. and no one in my tribe bothered to build on it.. AT ALL.. all they had to do was go through a few words and pick out the ones that were in english!
Well I’m busy doing that, and Jeremy mentions that words can break over 2 lines.. well that completely threw me.. completely.. so now my job just became a little more difficult
Then there’s the vote to make the puzzle easier.. I know how much time most of the other people put into this.. and it’s just annoying that I had to agree due to peer pressure to make it easier and they get a free pass
And then there’s the time extension.. lol..
But oh well, no use getting too annoyed by it.. it’s only one wasted morning.. if someone has the puzzle idol already then I’ve wasted my whole weekend.. so things can be worse

Confessional:
Weeeeeeeee I’m over the moon today!!! So last night, Christian came to the party and together we figured out the challenge.. I think without him I would’ve been able to do it.. it just would’ve taken so so so so so so SO much longer.. when he realised it was a song.. well that was it!!!
So DQ shows up minutes after we’re finished.. it’s annoying but whatever, we won! Brian let us know that he was busy till Tuesday.. so I don’t feel too annoyed that he didn’t show up.. he did contribute the night before.. but yay we won! we won! we won!!!!!!
I feel good about my tribe, I feel relatively safe.. It really seems like working on challenges is going to be a must in the tribe, which means we can hopefully avoid tribal for as long as possible, and instead of our tribe getting smaller, it can hopefully get bigger
Also, because we won, it means I get a clue to the tribe idol.. I believe this is where my minor advantage won in week zero will come into play.. I will be against Christian and Brian to solve it.. so maybe I should just suggest solving it together as a tribe cause…
I got the puzzle idol.. well Lyndsay got it with all my puzzle answers and now we both have the code!!!! I’m seriously hoping it’s the real one (although there’s always a chance that it’s not).. the only person I think who could have it before us is Christian.. but I am feeling good about it.. I mean puzzles 2,3,4 and 10 messed me around the most.. I got Brian to tell me 3, Efe to tell me 2, worked on 4 with Cam.. and 2.. that came to me just before I went to bed  So I’m hoping people had as many problems with these as I did.. and that my puzzle was hard enough to give me time to get in there first! I just wish I knew
There is definitely paranoia about asking Lyndsay to help.. but I much prefer my odds of actually having the idol through her than waiting for the beginning of round 2.. that’s 1 more full day for people to finish puzzles.. and racing against other people hasn’t been one of my strengths in SCWL
So yeah, long confessional done! I feel like I started this game as strong as anyone could.. I won the week zero challenge, became a captain, was integral in winning tribal immunity, probably have the puzzle idol, and am receiving an idol clue tonight… meanwhile I’ve got a strong alliance with the season 6 people, feel as if people in my tribe want to go far with me, and am on good terms with many other people… feeling good today  *touch wood*

SERGIU,

NONE

SHERI,

NONE

7.13 Round 1 Opening Day Challenge Info

All challenge theme songs will be brought to you this season by none other than Smooth McGroove. Helping challenges go smoothly since 2014!

C’mon in guys! Welcome to your Opening Day challenge!

OPENING DAY CHALLENGE: SCWL Prequel Name Unscramble. During Week Zero you played the first team challenge in SCWL history. Now you are playing the first ever challenge I hosted in the Prequel. This was the original Opening Day challenge.

REWARDS: The six captains pick one of six items before the tribe pick em.

RHTWEZVTBHJMSDABCDTWDBABYKECTHPSBCJTNWJBRMSCKSDSJCTA

DRAKE – MARCELO
JACARE – JESSICA
CASAYA – CAMERON
ESPADA – HEERAL
ZAPATERA – RUDEZ
CHAPERA – NAOMI
TADHANA
KASAMA

OPENING DAY CHALLENGE EXPLANATION

All challenge theme songs will be brought to you this season by none other than Smooth McGroove. Helping challenges go smoothly since 2014!

Welcome to your Opening Day challenge for SCWL 7: All Stars.

You better read fast because this challenge has already begun.

OPENING DAY CHALLENGE: SCWL Prequel Name Unscramble.

REWARDS: The six captains pick one of six items before the tribe pick em.

During Week Zero you played the first team challenge in SCWL history. Now you are playing the first ever challenge I hosted in the Prequel. This was the original Opening Day challenge.

You are going to compile the first and last initial of every Survivor winner ever (the US version).

Once you have all twenty-six winners, you will use their initials to form tribe names that were used in Survivor (the US version).

Yes, Sandra cannot be used twice.

Once you have a tribe name put together from the initials, post it in this thread.

When you post your tribe name, you must post where you picked each letter from in the following format:

“My tribe name is (insert tribe name here).
The letter T is from Tom Tucker.
The letter A is from Alan Rickman.
The letter G is from Gregory Gregorson.
The letter I is from Piggy Iop.”

When you post your tribe name just like this above, and nobody has already posted the same tribe name correctly, you are a captain.

Yes, you must list their first and last name, and it must be spelled correctly.

Once six players have correctly posted a tribe name, the challenge comes to an end.

The first six people to finish will each pick an item. After that you will then pick tribes.

Good luck.

****

Okay. Congratulations to the six of you for becoming captains. Before we pick tribes, you will each pick an item as reward. Here are the items below:

EXTRA HINT – HEERAL
INDIVIDUAL TALISMAN – CAMERON
MEDALLION OF POWER – MARCELO
MUTINY TRIGGER – NAOMI
THE GAMBLER – JESSICA
THE TIEBREAKER – RUDEZ

The person who finished the Opening Day challenge will be first to select an item. That happens to be you Cameron. After that we will go in order.

You have four minutes to make your pick, or else you skip your turn.

****

Okay. All items have been picked.

It is now time to pick tribes. We will once again start with the person who was first place in the challenge (Cameron). You will have four minutes to pick a player once it is your turn. Once you pick a player, your role in this challenge is done. We will maintain the same rotation as we did when picking items.

SU

1. CAMERON JOHNSON
2. GLORIA QUERY
3. EAMON JAWATIN
4. SERGIU ZABLAU

PA

1. NAOMI SOWARD
2. DAVE BRONSON
3. LISTER POTTER III
4. JASON STEPHENS

CO

1. HEERAL DESAI
2. MORAY JAMES
3. JEREMY BELL
4. LYNDSAY SHERRY

OW

1. MARCELO CAMPOS
2. MICHAEL GRAGA
3. LEIF BORNALES
4. KJ BOCK

AC

1. JESSICA FREY
2. AARON FRAZEE
3. EFE KARANISOGLU
4. FIONA “SMITH”

KY

1. RUDEZ MERKS
2. BRIAN WHITEHEAD
3. CHRISTIAN FUENTES
4. RENEE DQ HIGLEY

MGI

1.SHERI MARTINEZ

Alright, these are our tribes. As you may have guessed, Sheri will be heading to MGI.

MGI will play much differently this season.

There are only similarity between this game and SCWL 5 for MGI–the player who wins the duel is in possession of the individual talisman for the round.

MGI shuts down when the jury begins.

Sheri will head to MGI. Because she is alone, she wins the duel by default and is immune from the vote. She will travel to Tribal Council immune with the losing tribes.

After that, MGI changes. When you are voted out, you are eliminated from this game. It is impossible for you to win. However, you will head to MGI. Once there, you will compete in a duel against a fellow eliminated player. Whoever wins the challenge decides which of the remaining players receives the individual talisman for that round. If it is given to a player on the winning tribe, no harm no foul. If it is somebody on the losing tribe, that player is immune from TC. The loser of the duel will be kicked out of MGI, and their influence on the game is gone for good.

This will continue until the jury begins. Once the jury starts, the players left on MGI will be killed off and out of the season for good.

So even though you may not be making it to the jury and cannot re-enter the game, you still have that option to act as a sort of shadow jury member by helping one player get a potential free pass from TC.

I will now send you to your tribe camps. Late tonight/early morning you will receive further information about your camp. You will be notified of when to expect the first tribal immunity challenge to be posted.

7.14 Round 1 immunity challenge info + raw data

This is how the challenge appears in my challenge file on my computer. It gives viewers a bit more insight to how it all looks on my end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhzI3Om9QIQ

Welcome to your first tribal immunity challenge!

TRIBAL IMMUNITY CHALLENGE #1: PHRASE STACK MATCH

This challenge was a favourite back when it debuted during the opening round of SCWL 5.

Sergiu, Gloria, Jeremy, and Moray finished the puzzle within hours.
Naomi, Jason, and Christian also finished the puzzle within hours, but won the rock-paper-scissors tiebreaker to determine the winner.

Therefore, I have made the answer a bit more difficult to obtain this year.

Here’s how it works:

Each of your four players have received multiple LINEs and SYMBOLs. You’ll want to share that with your tribemates immediately.

The SYMBOLs refer to the “X” and “O”s.

The LINEs refer to the sequence of letters.

Each LINE will be matched with the corresponding SYMBOL.

Some of the LINEs and SYMBOLs will have no match.

You cannot adjust the SYMBOLs.

However, you can adjust the LINEs by pushing letters in a LINE from left to right.

e.g. if you have the LINE “D-U-A-K-W-I-O” can have its letters pushed one to the right or left repeatedly. So you could turn it into “O-D-U-A-K-W-I”, “U-A-K-W-I-O-D”, “A-K-W-I-O-D-U”.

When you combine a LINE with a SYMBOL, the letters that will be exposed are any that are lined up with the ‘O’  in the SYMBOL. Any letters that line up with the ‘X’ in the SYMBOL will be dropped from your phrase.

e.g.

LINE:   D-U-A-K-W-I-O
SYMBOL: O-O-X-O-X-O-X

The letters revealed: D, U, K, I
The letters dropped: A, W, O

So if you want to correctly match up the LINEs and SYMBOLs to produce the correct phrase, that is where sliding your letters in each LINE comes into play. You will need to make adjustments.

For each LINE and SYMBOL that is matched together, you score a point. You score an additional point if it is put in the correct place in the phrase. One final point if you spell out the phrase at the bottom of the post.

Please format it in the following manner by posting a thread titled ‘IMMUNITY CHALLENGE 1 FINAL ANSWER’ in your tribe group:

“1. (beginning letters/words of the phrase).

LINE (I.D. number):
SYMBOL (I.D. number):

2.
LINE (I.D. number):
SYMBOL:

3.
LINE (I.D number):
SYMBOL (I.D. number):

4 (final letters/words of the phrase).
LINE (I.D. number):
SYMBOL (I.D. number):

(INSERT PHRASE HERE)”

etc.

Yes, there will be several more matching LINEs and SYMBOLs to put in there.

Once you have matched all of the LINEs and SYMBOLs together, you will then put it together to spell out a phrase.

The tribe that puts the most LINEs and SYMBOLs together, and spells out the phrase, wins immunity and is guaranteed a 4.17% chance of being the champion of SCWL All Stars.

For the losing three tribes, you will head to Tribal Council along with an immune (insert name here) to vote out the first All Star out of this game.

Medallion of Power effects: You will score an additional two points.

Penalty Idol penalty: Your tribe will lose two points. Remember you must be the only person on your tribe to request the penalty to receive the mission.

Challenge deadline: Sunday @ 8:00pm eastern.

Only Tiebreaker: In the thread where you post your final answer, please post five whole positive integers above 0. The tribe(s) with the lowest non-duplicated number wins the tiebreaker. This is to avoid time being a tiebreaker in a non-live challenge.

Remember everyone is participating. Post either in your tribe, the main group, or private message me once to ensure I know you are active during the challenge.

P.S. DO NOT privately message your final answer. DO NOT put your final answer in an EDITED post.

***

1. LINE #598:   C-O-J-O-M-E-P-A-O-T
SYMBOL #841: O-O-X-X-O-O-X-X-O-X

2. LINE #134:   N-E-V-T-I-E-R-M-Y-B
SYMBOL #999:O-O-O-X-X-O-O-X-O-O

3. LINE #745:   U-O-D-Q-Y-N-I-F-G-Y
SYMBOL #044: X-O-O-X-O-X-O-O-X-O

4. LINE #721:   G-T-O-T-U-H-G-O-N-E
SYMBOL #263: X-X-O-X-O-X-O-O-X-X

5. LINE #811:   T-W-A-H-A-T-M-I-N-T
SYMBOL #111: O-O-X-O-O-O-X-O-X-O

6. LINE #543:   M-T-A-P-K-E-S-D-C-A
SYMBOL: 421: X-O-O-X-O-O-O-X-O-O

7. LINE #290:   I-U-S-O-E-I-A-M-R-K
SYMBOL #603: X-O-O-X-O-O-O-O-X-O

8. LINE #379:   U-R-M-T-I-L-E-S-B-L
SYMBOL #087: O-O-X-O-O-X-X-O-O-O

9. LINE #555:   O-M-W-A-L-N-D-E-I-W
SYMBOL #645: O-X-O-O-X-O-O-X-O-O

10. LINE #832:   A-T-N-I-T-Y-O-L-U-T
SYMBOL #947: O-X-O-X-O-O-O-X-O-O

11. LINE #275:   O-K-N-E-O-W-T-O-H-E
SYMBOL #001: O-O-O-X-O-O-O-X-O-O

12. LINE #048:   S-E-O-A-R-E-T-I-H-E
SYMBOL #800: O-O-X-O-O-O-O-X-O-O

13. LINE #200:   H-A-V-E-B-R-E-A-K-S
SYMBOL #740: X-X-X-X-O-O-O-O-O-O

ENDING PHRASE:

COME ON EVERYBODY
IF YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES
CAUSE I AM KURTIS BLOW
AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW
THESE ARE THE BREAKS

1 SYMBOL THAT DOES NOT FIT.
1 LINE THAT DOES NOT FIT.

LINE #666:   T-A-L-K-T-H-H-E-M-S
SYMBOL #333: O-X-O-X-O-X-O-X-O-X

COME O
N EVERYB
ODY IF Y
OU GO
T WHAT IT
TAKES CA
USE I AM K
URTIS BL
OW AND I W
ANT YOU T
O KNOW THE
SE ARE THE
BREAKS

WORKSPACE

PLAYER #1 (CAMERON, NAOMI, HEERAL, MARCELO, JESSICA, RUDEZ)

LINE #543:   D-C-A-M-T-A-P-K-E-S
SYMBOL #645: O-X-O-O-X-O-O-X-O-O

LINE #832:   A-T-N-I-T-Y-O-L-U-T
SYMBOL #800: O-O-X-O-O-O-O-X-O-O

LINE #666:   T-A-L-K-T-H-H-E-M-S
SYMBOL #087: O-O-X-O-O-X-X-O-O-O

LINE #379:   L-E-S-B-L-U-R-M-T-I
SYMBOL #333: O-X-O-X-O-X-O-X-O-X

PLAYER #2 (GLORIA, DAVE, MORAY, MICHAEL, AARON, BRIAN)

LINE #048:   O-A-R-E-T-I-H-E-S-E
SYMBOL #111: O-O-X-O-O-O-X-O-X-O

LINE #200:   E-A-K-S-H-A-V-E-B-R
SYMBOL #001: O-O-O-X-O-O-O-X-O-O

LINE #275:   W-T-O-H-E-O-K-N-E-O
SYMBOL: 421: X-O-O-X-O-O-O-X-O-O

LINE #555:   O-M-W-A-L-N-D-E-I-W
SYMBOL #044: X-O-O-X-O-X-O-O-X-O

PLAYER #3 (EAMON, LISTER, JEREMY, LEIF, EFE, CHRISTIAN)

LINE #721:   T-O-T-U-H-G-O-N-E-G
SYMBOL #841: O-O-X-X-O-O-X-X-O-X

LINE #134:   Y-B-N-E-V-T-I-E-R-M
SYMBOL #947: O-X-O-X-O-O-O-X-O-O

LINE #290:   K-I-U-S-O-E-I-A-M-R
SYMBOL #263: X-X-O-X-O-X-O-O-X-X

PLAYER #4 (SERGIU, JASON, LYNDSAY, KJ, FIONA, RENEE)

LINE #811:   N-T-T-W-A-H-A-T-M-I
SYMBOL #999: O-O-O-X-X-O-O-X-O-O

LINE #598:   O-J-O-M-E-P-A-O-T-C
SYMBOL #740: X-X-X-x-O-O-O-O-O-O

LINE #745:   Q-Y-N-I-F-G-Y-U-O-D
SYMBOL #603: X-O-O-X-O-O-O-O-X-O

SU: 7
PA: 11
CO: 10
OW (with Medallion boost): 8
AC: 1
KY: PERFECT

7.15 Round 1 TC

TRIBAL COUNCIL #1

Phoenix Wright 3 Court Begins

(AARON)-(*CAMERON*)-(EAMON)-(EFE)-(FIONA)-(GLORIA)-(JESSICA)-(KJ)-(LEIF)-(MARCELO)-(MICHAEL)-(SERGIU)-(*SHERI*)
XXX

Above the X’s are each of your names. Once your name is gone from there, so are you which will be the case for one of you tonight.

AARON,

1. Out of all players in this whole season, you have had the longest hiatus. After the traditional “one rough pre-merge challenge that does not go quite as planned” that we never seem to evade every season, has it now sunk in that you are back in SCWL?

It has sunk in! This challenge completely overwhelmed me added to the fact that I had the busiest weekend I have had since probably last summer. I hope it will get better from here. However, I am having lots of fun talking and meeting new people!

2. The bad news about a brutal challenge is that you lost. The good news is that challenges are only one-third of the game. You survive tonight’s vote and this loss does not really even matter. Or is winning challenges this early really that important?

Yeah I mean as long as I get voted out, the loss doesn’t really matter. However, it’s still very dissapointing. I also think that winning challenges is important as it keeps your numbers with you.

CAMERON,

1. Only one question I need to ask you. . .will you make history by keeping the talisman around your neck for this vote? In SCWL 6 you gave it away in round one then again at Final Four.

2. Seriously? You’re really keeping it?

1. Yes, get over yourself, that was last game and I’m a little smarter.

2. F— you.

If you’d like to know how I’m really doing, I’m actually really glad I got this necklace because I knew the beginning would be some form of a bloodbath and I wanted to stay dry. Right now, I know that a lot will be said about how the votes go down here. This is a s—ty experience to go to Tribal in round one, but it is a learning experience.

Also, I will hold fast, Logan, like I always do, that giving Matt my immunity necklace in round 1 to Matt was a move that destroyed a tribe from the inside out and ended up getting him to last til Mutiny, where we both got onto Sula and dominated the game. True, I ended up being Sad Pudding’s b—- come F4 but that first one was what got me to the F4. So kiss my ass.

Seriously, people, this is what I gotta put up with.

EAMON,

1. In the past, tribes have always had six to nine members. Are smaller tribes much more overwhelming because you put on such a great deal of pressure for every single player?

2. This is also the first time we have had more than eleven people at Tribal Council. Do you think pre-game alliances can still affect Tribal Council or is this setup good enough to put everyone on a level playing field?

1. Very.

2. I think so. Things like that always a possibility to be considered since ORG people always have that history of playing games together, SCWL or others. You play ORG since the Ice Age, you know better.

EFE,

1. You have experience with smaller tribes. Last season we did three tribes of six. Have you noticed the difference between having four members and six members?

In this situation we are all aware of that this is a temporal situation and we will be part of bigger tribes. Personally I enjoy smaller tribes with stronger ties more. both 6 and 4 is a small number so there is no difference.

2. Before this wonderful challenge began, you guys started working on the puzzles. How well do you think everyone is doing with those puzzles?

Let’s not mention that challenge  ! Some of them are really hard, I know that I can’t find that idol so I don’t think I will spend time on it. There are lots of great puzzle solvers in the cast and clearly I am not one of them

FIONA,

1. You and Aaron were on the only tribe that never lost a single challenge. Yet all five tribes beat you and Aaron this round. Does that make you lose a bit of confidence when you see a tribe like Ky just bulldoze through the end of the challenge?

People have different strengths, this was not ours, I could barely understand it, but, it hasn’t shaken my confidence, we can bounce back.

2. You spoke earlier about how 2/3rds of the cast are brand new to you. What has it been like to get to know fresh faces?

It’s been nice, I’ve chatted with new friends and its always nice to meet new people.

GLORIA,

1. I imagine this first Tribal Council is really tough. What are all of the different factors for who to vote for?

2. Is there an advantage if your tribe gets dissolved at the end of the vote?

JESSICA,

1. You did well on Opening Day. You won a captain’s slot. . .but your tribe finished last in the challenge. Is there a scenario where you punish one of your own players for the loss, or do you stick together in the vote no matter what?

i mean we finished last in one of the hardest challenges known to orgs, we worked together well and tried our best, there is no need to punish anyone.

2. Do you think the other two tribes will keep yours alive simply because of how far behind you guys finished? Because there may be a strategy to keeping the worst tribe alive in these next couple of challenges.

i think that is a good theory, it is survivor and anything can happen, if people want to work with you, that is a good thing in my opinion regardless of the reason.

KJ,

1. SCWL 3 was viewed as the worst season out of all six seasons. You and Sheri return. You guys were the only ones who could not finish the Week Zero tasks on time, were left until the final round of the Schoolyard Pick, and now both are here at Tribal Council. Is SCWL 3 just cursed overall?

Well, thanks for pointing that out there Logan. Regardless of what I did for the Week Zero challenge, Sheri was fighting illness and couldn’t submit anything, therefore any effort I put into it was void.

I wasn’t feeling bad about things until i read this…

2. What’s the case to be made to keep you tonight?

Hell.. obviously my amazingness is a well kept secret

LEIF,

1. The bad news to keeping the weakest tribe in the game is that you could very well end up being a member of it down the road. How do you approach the idea of which tribe should be dissolved?

I don’t, I just see what is best for us all.

2. Do you think anybody is tallying up the number of people from each season at Tribal Council? Or is that thrown out the window?

It shouldn’t be about that since if memory serves me my own season didn’t even get along lol so it really is all about what will all make us move forward.

MARCELO,

1. You shocked everyone by becoming the fourth captain. You had the Medallion of Power. You used it, but to no avail. Do you think that could be a critical error down the road?

i dont think so. U never know when u are gonna be voted out so in my mind the best move is to always use the medalion. Only immunity can save u to be voted out 100%.

2. Is there truly a good reason to vote out somebody in round one? Or is that player just going to feel unlucky?

I think there is always a reason.

MICHAEL,

1. The person voted out heads to MGI. Do you think eliminated players in the pre-jury stage would feel motivated enough to compete on MGI in an all-star format?

I think it’ll depend in the player, some will be devoted to this game while others will be out and stay out.

2. Have you sensed how much more competitive it is compared to when playing SCWL 2?

I have a little, everyone just doesn’t want to be outfit at so there’s lots of scrambling. It’s rough cause I know I’m being lied to by some people, I just need to figure out who

SERGIU,

1. Is everyone paranoid within such a confusing dynamic at Tribal Council?

Well i guess everyone has a reason to be paranoied, i mean i dont think anyone of us have ever been put in the situation to vote with another tribe some1 out that will ultimatly result in that persons tribe being dismantled… This vote will defenetly have a big impact not only on the person voted out but on his/her tribe aswell, so it gives people every reason to feel slightly paranoied.

2. If so, how do try to push the paranoia out of your mind?

Not sure that is possible… simply because the impact of this vote will not only end one players game, but also harm the games of his tribesmates.

SHERI,

1. You haven’t been seen anywhere online for the past week. What happened?

2. You and Moray were not seen anywhere during this round. Both of you have a challenge inactivity strike and it’s only round one. Can you recover?

Okay. When you vote privately, please do so in the following manner:

VOTE: (Logan)
REASON: These are the breaks, eh? How about I come over to your parents’ s—ty apartment and break YOU! Dear god. If we have to do a puzzle next round, I will be uber pissed.

Okay. You cannot vote for Cameron and Sheri. They are immune. Seeing how Sheri has not been heard from for nearly a week, I will remind you what happens if she does not vote: It counts as a No Vote, and she receives the first of two Tribal Council inactivity strikes.

Between now and 2:00am eastern Tuesday, it is time to vote. Su, Ow, Ac, and Sheri, you’re up.

VOTING

Phoenix Wright 3 Cross Examination

AARON,

VOTE: (Gloria)
REASON: A member of her own tribe put her name up and honestly, as long as it isn’t someone from my tribe I don’t really care. Plus, I’ve heard her, Eamon, and Sergiu are in a pre game alliance so I am not upset at all about voting for her

CAMERON,

Vote: Marcelo
Reason: If anyone asks, Eamon did it!

EAMON,

Voting for : KJ
Reason : Going with the flow, if she plays the idol, dammit.

EFE,

Vote: Gloria
You are such a nice and energetic lady. Keep that attitude!

FIONA,

VOTE: GLORIA
REASON: It appears there are people that think you leaving the game will impact on it, I’m happy to go along with that

GLORIA,

I VOTE: KJ Bock

JESSICA,

Vote: (Glo)

Reason: that’s what the majority wanted.

KJ,

VOTE: Glo

REASON: You are a huge threat in this game and by taking you out, we weaken your tribe tremendously

LEIF,

Vote (Glo)
As long as its not one from my tribe I am super fine with that.

MARCELO,

Vote: GLO

Reason: I don’t know and u have never talked. Actualy, I dont have u as a friend on facebook, lol. But don’t worry, i dont think u are going home. 😉

MICHAEL,

Vote: Glo
Reason: I was told it’s you.

SERGIU,

Vote: KJ

Reason: Apparently this is what the majority wants and i am not about to ruine my game by going against that. 🙂

VOTE REVEAL

Phoenix Wright 1 Examination Allegro 2001

If anybody has played a hidden immunity idol, now would be the time I would reveal it.
.
.
.
.
Okay. Once the votes are read the decision is final, and the person voted out will be sent to wither away in MGI immediately.
.
I’ll read the votes.
.
.
.
FIRST VOTE:
.
.
.
(Marcelo)
.
.
One vote Marcelo.
.
SECOND VOTE:
.
.
(Gloria)
.
.
One vote Marcelo, one vote Glo.
.
.
THIRD VOTE:
.
.
(KJ)
.
One vote for Marcelo, Glo, and KJ.
.
.
FOURTH VOTE:
.
.
(Glo)
.
.
Two votes Glo, one vote KJ, one vote Marcelo.
.
.
FIFTH VOTE:
.
.
(KJ)
.
Two votes Glo, two votes KJ, one vote Marcelo.
.
.
SIXTH VOTE:
.
.
(GLO)
.
.
Three votes Glo, two votes KJ, one vote Marcelo.
.
.
SEVENTH VOTE:
.
.
(KJ BOCK)
.
.
We’re tied. Three votes KJ, three votes Glo, one vote Marcelo.
.
.
.
EIGHTH VOTE:
.
.
(NO VOTE)
.
Sheri failed to vote. Moving on. . .
.
.
NINTH VOTE:
.
(Glo)
.
Four votes Glo, three votes KJ, one vote Marcelo.
.
.
TENTH VOTE:
.
.
(GLORIA)
.
.
Five votes Glo, three votes KJ, one vote Marcelo.
.
.
ELEVENTH VOTE:
.
.
.
.
First person voted out of SCWL All Stars:
.
.
(Gloria)
.
.
Glo, the tribe has spoken.
.
(XXXXX)
.
It’s time for you to go.

CAM: Well… dick.

GLO: Bye glo

ME: The fifth place goddess turns into. . .the twenty-fifth place goddess. With that, Su is now dissolved.

A lot has happened in round one. It will be interesting to see how the early stages play out now that the early SCWL jitters are out of everyone’s system.

GLORIA: Farewell to all players. May your journey be fun and challenging. Love GLO GLO lol

7.16 Boot List Prediction

24: SHERI
23: MORAY
22: SERGIU
21: EAMON
20: CAMERON
19: LISTER
18: RUDEZ
17: JEREMY
16: DAVE
15: FIONA
14: RENEE
13: LEIF
12: MICHAEL
11: JESSICA
10: HEERAL
09: CHRISTIAN
08: JASON
07: AARON
06: EFE
05: BRIAN
04: KJ
03: MARCELO
02: LYNDSAY
01: NAOMI

7.17 SCWL 7 round 1 blog

SHERI’S DISAPPEARANCE

It was either going to be Sheri or Bijo to return from SCWL 3 along with KJ. Bijo gave a fairly discouraging response, while Sheri seemed enthusiastic to play.

Week Zero comes and Sheri answers a couple posts, but ultimately fails to not do the Week Zero tasks nor the initial chat. I kept hearing she was having medical problems with her son. Therefore, I held onto the hope at the time that she would be active once her son was feeling better.

Will Sheri return to action? Time will tell.

REPLACING SHYAM AND NICKOLAS WITH JASON AND EFE

It was a difficult decision, but a necessary one. Some will say I should have chosen Brenda instead of Jason, but given that Brenda self-voted herself at her elimination in SCWL 5 while Jason was desperate to stay alive, and praying for a return here in All Stars, I chose Jason.

Jason is sadly in a stretch of exams during the beginning stage of the game but appears present. Efe is active as expected.

RUDEZ AND LYNDSAY WINNING WEEK ZERO

A clean sweep from all three judges. Their flag impressed all of the judges. It was the lone thing they agreed upon (they all waited until after submitting to discuss their flag rankings). They disagreed on all other flags.

At least they were unanimous when it came to the only important part of the challenge. 2nd to 10th did not matter.

Their advantage was that if they did the Penalty Idol mission, they would only have to cast two rogue votes instead of three. Will they take it?

THE BROKEN FINAL PUZZLE FOR THE IDOL

Ugh. The first of many things to go wrong in the first round of play. Alternates, a rough immunity challenge, and this as well.

It was supposed to be a revised version of the SCWL 6 idol that went unclaimed, but it would not function properly on my blog page where it would be stored. Therefore, I had to remove it.

Instead of solving a final puzzle, whoever was first to solve all ten would claim the idol.

THE RIDICULOUS SCWL 5 PUZZLE CHALLENGE

In SCWL 5, this was virtually the only challenge that ended in a tie because both tribes did well on it, and rock-paper-scissors freakin’ determined the winner.

Here I wanted it to be more difficult to ensure that 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th were placed distinctly.
.
.
.
Yeah. I went overboard with enhancing the difficulty. Hours into it and I realized how impossible it truly was. However, the only way to be fair to make an in-challenge revision was to have all tribe captains agree to making it easier.

Rudez initially held up the process because she was insane enough to think she could do it, but luckily she caved from the pressure and everyone’s lives were made much better.

We will see ambitious challenge revisions and twists as All Stars progresses. Every game is always a learning experience for me.
HOW IN THE WORLD DID KY MAKE SO MUCH PROGRESS

BRIAN BEING THE WEAKEST GUY ON THE TRIBE FOR ONCE?

Brian is laying low, and not contributing quite as much as Christian, Rudez, and Renee. I never thought Brian would be in this role.

This is definitely a wise strategy when players are looking for any reason to vote out a player who sticks out.

LYNDSAY ALREADY FINDS THE IDOL?

That was quick. I was expecting it to take 3-5 rounds for someone to claim it. Everyone was really bent on finding it quickly. You’ll notice I keep up the charade of the puzzle idol rotation for about three or four rounds before I drop it as numerous people solve all puzzles.

How many were genuinely solved while others were traded for in deals? Who knows. That’s what made this puzzle idol twist simultaneously fun and frustrating.

RUDEZ’S TRIBE WINS THE CHALLENGE

Who knew Christian’s dad being a DJ would help him out? I am even more amazed that he caught onto the answer even before the revision to the challenge was made.

And is a bit much to say that it is Rudez’s tribe? I have a tough time saying that Ow is Marcelo’s tribe.

RUDEZ AND LYNDSAY ON A RIDICULOUS RUN SO FAR

Winning Week Zero, occupying two of six captain spots, finding the puzzle idol, and both receiving two of three tribal immunities is an insanely amazing week one performance.

Will they each be able to lead a unit of four that can combine to run the post-merge phase?

Who knows, though. This is very early. For all I know both of them could be out in 18th and 21st.

AC WAS ACTIVE (PUN) BUT EFE SCORED ONE POINT FOR THEM

Ac chatted a lot in their tribal message group that Jessice added me to read, but when it came to the challenge, they never seemed like they were quite in the running.

I am expecting to see them at TC a few times but appear very united.

CAMERON PLAYING A BIT TOO HARD?

I heard repeatedly from half of the players before Opening Day that Cameron had approached them for a possible alliance as Cam had a good idea of who would be playing.

On one hand, getting a jump on pre-game alliances is wise when everyone will likely have multiple pre-game deals in place too.

On the other hand? If everyone knows you are making deals, players will have a tough time trusting you and you will be a huge target for the first couple TCs when everyone will stick to laying low.

Luckily this cast has many players who refuse to lay low, and Cameron may turn out to be a mad genius in the process with this plan.

But will Cameron be exhausted by forcing himself to check in with dozens of players? Only one player is out of the game at the end of this episode. We still have 23 more eliminations to go.

BALANCING WORK, VOLUNTEERING, ALLAN WOOING A WOMAN, AND THE FIRST ROUND SIMULTANEOUSLY

What is amusing during Week Zero is that Eamon and I were co-hosts of a weekly podcast (YATNcast) that was an hour long podcast each Wednesday morning covering TAR 24: All Stars (II). Frequently Eamon would talk about my game to the other co-host after each podcast, and I would have to leave right away to ensure Eamon never received an unfair advantage.

Ah yes. Near the end of Week Zero, I was  also hired to my new job. In addition, I was volunteering for my local film society, and the Film Festival ran during this time as well.

Also, the woman who accompanied me to these films was the first person in my life who I seriously considered to be a potential romantic partner. Whether anything official comes out of that remains to be seen, but

This is a huge difference compared to SCWL 6 where the only time I was unavailable was when I headed out of town to watch a UFC event with my brother. I believe I had 30-40 hours less free time each week during All Stars compared to SCWL 6. It was a big adjustment not only for me but for the other players as well.

KJ AND GLORIA FACE OFF

Ac, Ow, and Su head to the first Tribal Council. Sheri is inactive but immune. Cameron is immune. Eleven other players are vulnerable. Somehow KJ and Gloria are the two who go after each other. I was not expecting this at all.

Can you picture KJ and Glo having a rivalry? Just imagining KJ and Gloria in the same room having a fist fight is too amusing to me. Cam may be rogue voting Marcelo, but KJ or Gloria must go home. Only one person does not believe that will be the case.

WHY MARCELO IS A STAR

Funny that Marcelo gets two specific mentions here when I typed up the episode 1 headlines, but Marcelo’s antics and how he won his next ORG are what sold me on bringing him into All Stars as a no brainer. He is far from the only player to overthink this game.

MARCELO’S PARANOIA RETURNS

And that is the other great thing about Marcelo. Will his paranoia hurt him by frustrating his alliance members or will it help him by always keeping him on his toes? It will be very interesting.

He thinks that out of the twenty-five people in this game, he will somehow be the primary target. Classic Marcelo.

CAMERON IS THE ONLY ONE TO REQUEST THE PENALTY IDOL. . .1/3 OF THE WAY THERE

Su was very close to losing the first challenge solely because of Cam’s penalty request. I am not sure how Cam would have handled knowing he sent his own tribe to TC. It was a good move as his tribe lost the challenge anyway, he is immune, and already tags a rogue vote onto Marcelo.

WHY MGI’S TWIST MAKES SENSE THIS SEASON

Because players eliminated after TC may care about who gets saved in the next round because of prior relationships, and because of how much time they have put into SCWL in both of their seasons. I will likely never attempt this version of MGI ever again.

Will it work? I thought we would get at least five or six really good rounds out of it, and perhaps one duel that may have a significant impact on the game.

WHERE THE BLEEP IS MORAY?

Dangit, Moray. I am desperate to see you play in this all-star format. Where you at, Moray?

JESSICA AND AARON BOTH APPEAR TO BE PLAYING GREAT SO FAR

I don’t recall why I singled out these two. Perhaps because of how strong Ac looked in terms of alliances, and thought Jessica and Aaron would do a great job of convincing people to join their side. They both took advantage of Cam’s pitch and KJ’s aggressiveness to take the chance and vote out Gloria.

I see both of them building a solid foundation with this large cast to keep them intact.

NO FIGHTS EXCEPT WITH ME. . .AH, WHO PICKED THIS GREAT CAST? 😀

I did. Nobody threatened to quit in the first round. Even with all of the bumps in Week Zero, puzzle building/e-mail messes, and the first immunity challenge, this is still a smoother start than SCWL 6.

I always tell players that it takes 2-3 rounds for everyone, including myself, to find a rhythm in terms of the flow of the game and how the challenges are being run. I can assure you that will not change here for SCWL All Stars.

EXIT INTERVIEW CHANGE IN FORMAT

Once an episode is posted, I will let everyone discuss what happened for the day. Once half a day or so has passed, I will put together an exit interview for the eliminated player to answer. Once the player answers it, their exit interview will be added to the episode. In the past my questions tend to be fluff, and thought this would help improve the quality of the interviews.

I could go on and on about the other 15-20 players who were not specifically mentioned in the first episode. I figure the confessionals will speak for their gameplay. Su is dissolved after Gloria goes home first. Eamon and Sergiu were the only two on the outside of that vote, and many could argue that Cameron is currently playing a very risky game.

7.18 Next Time On. . .SCWL All Stars

– The Su players and Sheri are dissolved by the other tribes.

– After being apart of the plan to dissolve his own tribe, Cameron makes his next big move to take down another Su player. Will it work?

– Lyndsay has the Puzzle Idol. . .but a mistake in their Week Zero puzzle forces the idol into familiar hands.

– One inactive player is expected to be ejected at Tribal Council. But a last minute sign of life forces one of the biggest scrambles in SCWL history.

7.2 EPISODE TWO

“Marcelo in the Middle”

7.20 Round 2 Summary

Tribes after Pick Em at end of Episode 1:

PA

1. NAOMI SOWARD
2. DAVE BRONSON
3. LISTER POTTER III
4. JASON STEPHENS
Drafted from SU 2nd: Eamon Jawatin

CO

1. HEERAL DESAI
2. MORAY JAMES
3. JEREMY BELL
4. LYNDSAY SHERRY
Drafted from SU 3rd: Sergiu Zablau
OW

1. MARCELO CAMPOS
2. MICHAEL GRAGA
3. LEIF BORNALES
4. KJ BOCK
Received By Default: Sheri Martinez

AC

1. JESSICA FREY
2. AARON FRAZEE
3. EFE KARANISOGLU
4. FIONA “SMITH”

KY

1. RUDEZ MERKS
2. BRIAN WHITEHEAD
3. CHRISTIAN FUENTES
4. RENEE DQ HIGLEY
Drafted from SU 1st: Cameron Johnson

Date: March 11th to March 14th

Rewards:

– Lyndsay found Puzzle Idol, but faulty puzzle transfers idol to Cameron.

– Ky wins second immunity challenge. Receives second tribal idol clue.

– Dave uses Medallion of Power. Gives it to Marcelo.

Idols Claimed: 1/4

Immunity Challenge II: The Weakest Link

Winner(s): Ky and Co

Losers: Ac, Ow, and Pa

Voted Out: Eamon

Vote Count: 7-6-1

Punishment: Pa dissolved

MGI: Gloria will face Eamon in next duel.

7.21 Previously on SCWL. . .

– Opening Day began as Cameron, Heeral, Naomi, Marcelo, Jessica, and Rudez all found themselves as a captain of their tribe.

– Even though Rudez’s tribe would have the last pick in each round of the pick em, her tribe would dominate the first immunity challenge of All Stars to claim the win and a clue for the idol at her camp.
– Marcelo used the Medallion of Power, but it proved to be of no use as not only did Ow lose, but Dave from Pa would be the new recipient of it.
– Cameron not only finished first in the Opening Day challenge, but received individual immunity. He would later go on to penalize his tribe to pursue the rogue idol, and lead his tribe to a defeat.
– Sheri and Moray were missing in action. Both seemed doomed to go, but Sheri was immune at MGI for being the only player not picked to be on a tribe, and Moray was on Co. In a challenge that required everyone to work together, he was doomed to go.
– But Co managed to win the challenge without his information somehow, as both inactives would be immune for the week.
– As if that wasn’t enough, Lyndsay was the first to complete all nine puzzles and retrieve the Puzzle Idol.
– At Tribal Council, Su, led by Cam, Ow, led by Marcelo, and Ac, led by Jessica, and Sheri, all went to Tribal Council.
– Marcelo was paranoid he was going home.
– Although Cameron had other ideas as he leaked a pre-game alliance between Gloria, Eamon, and Sergiu, who were his other three tribemates on Su.
– Su voted for KJ, except for Cameron who rogue voted for Marcelo.
– That was not enough as everyone else voted Gloria, and she was the first all-star voted out of the game.
– With Sheri’s no vote at TC, she only has to visit TC once more and be idle to become the third player to be ejected from SCWL.
– Twenty-four players remain; who will be voted out tonight?

7.22 Round 2 Confessionals

AARON,

This round has been quite the mess

BRIAN,

“Its good to have a plan B(season 2 being plan A)” – Marcelo Campos
Round 2 Confessional: I probably could have every single one of my quotes be a Rudez quote… (“Come, let’s be honest.. you’re a mathematician.. which means you’re inherently lazy.. which means I’m your perfect ally”)…since I spend far more time talking to her than to everyone else in the game combined.  It turns out that we think about things way too similarly so we always end up feeling like we both need to tell each other almost everything, although we do both hold things back.  But I do trust her…after all, she essentially chose me more than I chose her…
So Rudez is pretty sure that the puzzle idol has been found, at least by Cam if not earlier…I buy that…he’s smart and social enough to do it, and if he has it, amazingly I don’t really mind…he may enter into my plans…so I’m retiring from the puzzle idol hunt.  So Rudez solved all the puzzles and would have had the idol possibly…which she didn’t tell me right away, but dammit I probably wouldn’t have told her right away either…I feel like I’m playing with my South African twin sometimes…It won’t be easy, but I really want to see Mad Scientists at the end…we think you will love that Logan…2 of your favorite players making it to the end without any sort of a pregame relationship!  I guess that puts a burden on finding the tribe idol…the first clue was your way of saying YouTube I guess…
And we killed that challenge relatively speaking and won again, meaning we get first pick of a new member…I guess tribal is going on now, but Sheri would seem to be a possible boot, even if she’s back on the map now.  If so, hopefully Marcelo would be joining us with his Medallion of Power…Christian wants KJ for some reason, and she probably is the superior challenge player, but I really don’t see her fitting it well on the “fun tribe”.  And we already have at least 4 challenge powerhouses (I haven’t seen enough of DQ yet), so I think we could add a solid player like Marcelo without too much trouble.  Anyway, Rudez likes Marcelo and Cam is anti-KJ so if it comes to that she can use her captaincy to get The-Man-Formerly-Known-As-IDK-Boy without looking too much like a dictator…and that (finally) brings us to his quote…I’m selling KY alliance as Marcelo’s backup plan if season 2 doesn’t work, but I want it to be my #1 plan…it would be better if we could get some snake like Lister who would easily turn on season 2 people, but I hope I’m in good shape still!

CAMERON,

ME: Because of a disqualification regarding a puzzle, you are receiving a new idol code.
%33-HOW-DID-YOU-GET-THIS77%

Confessional Time:
I’ve been kind of a little villain lately. Lying my left nut off to people, scheming to send the lovable old lady out of my own tribe so I can kick it up with the cool kids, dealing with idols that aren’t real and taking advantages of my friends’ mistakes… seeing where I’m coming from, a season of the worst villains, I imagine it seems hypocritical, right?
Here’s where I think the difference is.

There’s a difference between being a Matt Wolff, who openly mocks and s—s on people to feed his own ego, whose acts go beyond strategy and just starts constantly laying into people, and a Christian Fuentes, who openly says there isn’t a way to play as a hero in Survivor, but will still be a gentleman about the fight.

What I need to do is strike that balance between villainous gameplay and decent humanity. I will treat people right, because they are human beings, game or no game. I’m not gonna be someone’s Swarley (Kodi’s Ghana) who let’s a Ben Lash call a woman a b—- after voting her out. This is a game that is ultimately for no monetary reward whatsoever, and all I have is my character.

I will backstab, lie, and cheat to get ahead. But I’m not going to resort to treating other people inhumanely. It hurt a lot to vote out Gloria, but I knew I had to get ahead. She’s still a lovely woman and I won’t say a bad word about her, nor Eamon or Sergiu. But I’m gonna play them for whatever I can get out of them.

I want to win. But most importantly, I want to have fun, and I want to have friends I can talk to afterward.

D.Q. is…
how to say…
the kind of person where you have to say something five times just to hope she gets it on the sixth.
I never knew directing someone to post would be so difficult.
Logan, do our answers look right?

I’m not gonna actually do it but what would happen if I gave Sheri my idol and it was played on her despite her not voting?

I may have just made a mega motherf—ing power move.
Efe is one of my closest allies in the game and Naomi’s tribe targeted him.
So I swayed Jess’ tribe into voting Eamon
and I sent Marcelo fake-as-a-mother—ker screenshots of Eamon telling me he’s targeting Marcelo.
Marcelo’s paranoia blinds mine and Efe’s combined.
So he’s changing it up to vote out Eamon instead.
Not only does this get two people on MGI likely to give me an immunity necklace, but it also means if it goes right we can snatch up someone like Dave Bronson for our tribe
It’s a win-win-win
Plus, the continued cooperation with Jessica means a) preserving a weak tribe come the 3-tribe phase
and b) someone to stick with us in the case that we go to Tribal

***AFTER THE VOTE***

That was a harsh move. I’m not gonna deny it. He trusted me twice and I f—ed him over twice.
It’s the kind of move that indicates I have a hard road to come. But I’ve gotta get myself ahead.
I made a move that sacrificed a very filmsy ally for better tribal standings and for more allies while dividing one tribe and dissolving another.
It’s a good move. But I also need to watch who I double cross and why.
I think the worst part is Eamon still trusts me despite me voting him out after I talked him down.
The message he posted is the fake, by the way.
And I actually like the fact that he posted messages
it makes the medium less reliable, equalizing the field.
So you are forced to take peoples’ work seriously.
*word

I’m in a place where I think lying my ass off to the dead will surpass telling the truth. Eamon has a decent number of secrets he’d tell people as revenge, and is still trying to incite a fight.
I feel like it’s just a little f—ed up to keep his faith when I clearly stabbed him in the back in a viciously indirect manner, but I think this game just brings out the coldest of hearts.
I reckon the second I stop being useful to the right people they would have no problem doing the same to me. C’est la Survivor
But I imagine that, even if less so than I would with two middle-aged men actively trying to humiliate me, I would probably be upset to be blindsided, especially the way I did to Eamon.
I just hope that, like I did with Rudez after she blindsided me, that he just gets it all out of the system and moves on.
I don’t think the screenshots were sociopathic. Maybe the stabbing my friend in the back for no reason other than to save another ally and make things better for me directly, that could be pretty sociopathic, but I think the fact of the matter is that this is a game.

And I hate that statement. It’s used by Russells and Robs to justify being a dicka–. But the thing is, my blindsiding Eamon has little to do with how I view him as a person, and I was not actively trying to humiliate him. He should not have seen that coming because it was so left field. Far more so than giving away immunity was on my part. He should have no reason to believe his former tribesmate was not even at Tribal but was trying to get rid of him. And everyone else understands that.

I hope eventually he ends up more like Dave, who tried to call me on it in a confrontational but wasn’t a douche or attacking my character. I like the people who see it as a game in that their egos aren’t wounded and they can make moves in a professional manner, not actively trying to humiliate people. They’re the people I aspire to be.

In Survivor, at least.
For now, it’s just a matter of not letting anyone get to me.

CHRISTIAN,

NONE

DAVE,

I will be using the medallion of power this round and giving it back to Marcelo on the next round

I have some confessionalizing to do, don’t you worry

The plan is for Marcelo and I to use it every round and keep passing it back and forth. You will have never seen a more powerful, properly used MoP

Ps, tiny confessional:  I love this game, but I am remembering why I retired in the first place after SCWL 2. This stuff really stresses me out, probably a lot more than it should. I am literally losing sleep and time with friends and family because I’m so focused on winning this. So unless I get invited back for a 3rd season of SCWL, this will be the last org I ever play.

Also, something to note: I am BY FAR the least experienced player in this cast, having only played through one org season before. If I win this game, it won’t be from experience, or connections, or anything but pure hard work in challenges and my ability to forge real relationships with people, and lastly my willingness to betray, backstab and generally f— over every single person left in this game, including some people I would consider friends. To me, this is all a game, and every pleasant conversation I have with someone might include information I can use against that person later. I’m enjoying certain aspects of the game, but in the end, I am only playing so that I can win.

I’d like to see which questions we got right/wrong if possible. And I had no idea that we were REQUIRED to bank points. I don’t think that was very clear in the challenge.

Sorry for the lack of confessionals this round, I’ll have to get you caught up next round, this week has been a little nuts
I guess I should probably vote too right?

I feel stupid for even asking this but our reasons for voting someone else only show up in the blog right?

Is there still time to switch votes?
People are going nuts telling me they all want to switch

I am so frustrated with Marcelo right now I could f—ing strangle him

I have spent the last hour trying to convince marcelo to change his vote… can you tell me whether that’s even possible so I can save my energy if possible?

CONFESSIONAL: JESUS F—ING CHRIST. That is all, thank you.

***AFTER THE VOTE***

Well, I’m gonna have a s—load of confessionals for you tomorrow, but for tonight I’m going to have a drink.
To Marcelo, may he forever eat s— and rot in hell for eternity!

The Great Frustration (Black Friday)
So the plan was for the Pa tribe (Myself, Lister, Eamon, Naomi & Jason) + Marcelo, Michael & Leif to all vote together on Friday night. Not wanting to decimate either of our tribes, Lister came up with the idea to vote out Fiona, so we could break up Jessica Frey from her group and keep Pa and Ow together.
Then, everything starts to fall apart… Someone sent Marcelo what most people immediately would agree is a fake conversation between Cameron and Eamon where Eamon says that the plan is to vote out Marcelo that night.
So what does Marcelo “I don’t have a f—ing clue” Campos do? He goes into a complete PANIC. Michael and Marcelo promise me that they’ve already sent their vote in Fiona, then both of them admit that they actually voted for Eamon because Marcelo is a gigantic pussy. I spend the next 3 hours of my life attempting to dissuade them and change their vote to Fiona… Because otherwise they are f—ing over the supposed Season 2 alliance, as well as screwing me personally by decimating the Pa tribe.
Michael sends me a picture of his changed vote to Fiona, and tells me he will try to get Marcelo to change his vote too. Marcelo is convinced that his Eamon vote will make no difference in the end…
So what I thought was one of my closest allies in the game, throws me to the wolves because he’s afraid to piss of Jessica Frey and her gang. Thanks Marcelo! Thanks a f—ing bunch!
The Pa tribe immediately knows Marcelo has betrayed us all and we contemplate our revenge.
It takes all of my willpower to not publicly berate Marcelo for his idiotic move and his willingness to believe anything. Instead, I pretend to forgive him, saying I understand why he made the move he did. My only reason for being nice to him now, is so when I blindside him later, it hurts that much more. I’ve never wanted revenge so badly.
Marcelo makes it increasingly difficult to be nice, when he gloats about voting off Eamon, and claims he made a fantastic move, but I continue to bide my time until the time is right to strike.
Which brings me to my final point… This game is taking its toll on me, I’m remembering why I retired from ORGs in the first place. The game stresses me out in a way I’m not entirely comfortable with. Maybe I just need to relax and not take the thing too seriously, but Friday night I was so frustrated I was literally screaming at my computer screen… That is not something I’m proud of or how I’d like to behave. Not only that, but the game takes time away from important things in my life, it distracts me at work, and I spend less time with friends and family. I still want to play hard, and win the whole thing. But either way, this is definitely the last ORG I’ll ever play.

EAMON,

oh s— i forgot about confessionals

EFE,

ok I request mission for penalty idol

Confession: Dear and only Cameron Jhonson, I LOVE YOU. You are the best. He just saved my ‘turkish ass’ with brilliant edited fake screenshots ( what I love most–> fake screenshots). S2 players are really dangerous and they were the majority in this tribal with the help of Naomi and Jason. After the screenshot suddenly Marcelo got paranoid, Micheal posted messages on tribe alliance group and he wrote me for the first time. I can sense that they are scared. Lol that fake screenshot had a really big impact on this vote. Btw I love Eamon and I would love to see Naomi or Lister or Leif gone instead.  He is a great person and one of the friends I made in this game. Sorry Kardesi, I just had to do although I warned you…
JASON,

Confessional: So I feel pretty bad about voting Fiona, but I mean, as long as it’s not someone from my tribe I’m happy. Eamon’s integrated himself into our tribe really well, which is great, but I still need him to be a little on edge so he feels like he has to prove something and work super hard on the challenges

FIONA,

NONE AGAIN

HEERAL,

Damn I could have taken a penalty  lol
Anyway I have a video confessional coming for you in a few hours! shocker!

JEREMY,

Round 2. Much shorter confessional as I am away in Melbourne for the formula 1. Interesting to note is that the last time i was in Melbourne i was voted out. Thus i was a little stressed knowing that if we lost the challenge my ability to scramble would be limited and that i would have to rely a lot on my tribe mates.
Thankfully we came together and got the required result. Despite my initial apprehension about having Sergiu on the tribe he has shown his qualities and he may be very useful down the line. Heeral still hasn’t opened up to me about strategy but i still feel a strong connection with Lyndsay. I have also maintained communication with Rudez and we both affirmed a desire to work together at some point. Being the two strongest tribes I think there is a good chance that we could coordinate the pre merge phase so that we are able to link up with strength.
Of course there are many factors left in the game such as idols and the mutiny trigger but at this point I think working towards such a result is in my best interests. And it is a good sign that I can conceptualize an end game. I just have to continue to build up more relationships so that i have contingencies for most scenarios.

JESSICA,

Confessional (7) so the group that voted out glo, my tribe and the OW tribe have solidified working together. It’s the A-COW alliance. I really like this format. It’s good while my tribe isn’t the strongest, we have loyal ppl. I think if my tribe can continue to bond with other ppl and work with others, we can stay safe at tribal . Especially having another tribe already willing to work with us.
Earlier efe thoght about throwing a future challenge if he three tribe format to tribal still stays the same, his thinking is we can control the vote with OW. I am a little worried. I never like throwing challenges. There is a time and place for that kind of thing and this game has so much uncertainty I would rather take the safety with immunity.

confessional: so efe is going to be taking the penalty idol. im glad its him and not me. b/c im going to know about it and im working closely with him but unlike last time i am not going to have the target. idols got messy last time.  to get the target off me efe and aaron, we are going to put the blame on fiona so the target is off of our group. its risky but i think if our tribe is weak and my alliance is idoless then we can be used. thats the goal, to hook up with other tribes and keep our self safe. hopefully this gets me far in the game but im still taking step by step building a foundation of allies. there are risks but some risks you need to take if it can get you further

confessional: im between a rock and a hard place. the whole idea was for us to be the weak tribe and work with other tribes to stay safe. i just think if we dont vote out sherri, we will be seen as more strategic and playing the game and no one will want to work with us. i think we should gain some good will with the others and do everyone a favor and vote out sherri. it will make the less people mad at us and everyone on lister’s tribe i like. then again eamon is a player and he has been going around talking to everyone. for me to do well,  i cant make too many enemies. if sherri leaves, the rest of the a cow ppl who are dissolved will work with us still b/c they dont have a place to go well most of them but if lister’s tribe gets dissolved i dont think they will work with us and other tribes will know our plan b/c we will be seen playing thegame

sherri is basically jtia no offense, i know she is sick and i feel bad, she is a nice person but she isnt going to help

idk how i get into these positions. im playing very dangerously. this everyone wants to work with me is scarying the s— out of me. someone is going to be mad. i was careful with my words b/c i told lister “i wanted sherri out” which is truth so if i dont do it then while i wanted it i had to go with the majority

when im talking to dave, i told him how i like that i can talk honestly about things b/c i want him to think im usable. this is protecting myself against any kind of idol play. in reality, there is no one here i can talk 100 pecent honest with. the person that comes the closet is aaron. i think if i vote off eamon, im going to have work even harder to win challenges and if my tribe is at tribal again to keep the numbers

We are watching one of the Cs rules play out. Numbers mean nothing if they aren’t loyal. Just like the previous survivor episode. Vote out eamon because Sherri is just going to be loyal if she votes. However Orgs are different than show especially this one with all these twists. Will Marcelo be loyal if Sherri isn’t voted out. Will Dave lister and Naomi be loyal if eamon is voted out. So it’s not as cut and dry

I’m assuming a big risk that the vote can turn on me. It’s like every vote I get paranoid and stressed out. I hope it’s all worth it

The one thing I have that could save me: is that I’m loyal and honest to a fault and I’m perceived weak so I’m hoping people keep me around because I’m usable.

i think i messed everything up, all i had to do was stay quiet and apologize later. now i think im going home. marcelo and dave both arent answering. im legit freaked out. how can i mess everything up so badly.

Also I’m changing my vote so I will vote by the deadline

So s— is blowing up hence why I’m changing my vote. Apparantly Cameron told efe that pa is targeting him and the Leif and Michael could be voting efe. Now the rogue idol is in play. Well f—. Like honestly I don’t know who to trust. I’m Playing round by round from now on. Just protecting myself first. Like f— I have no IDEa what to do

I’m really considering just taking the rogue idol if it’s forgone that efe leaves
I feel so responsible for this mess. If I didn’t talk to Dave, they wouldn’t have targeted efe
All I had to do was my feel so damn guilty

***AFTER THE VOTE***

okay so here is what happened: dave and naomis tribe scrambled. they tried to get the vote on efe or fiona. i think my relationship with marcelo and dave saved me from being the target. anyways cameron is like the org oracle. he has so much information. he tells us this plan. then we talk about how to release the fake info to marcelo about eamon targetting him. so cameron created a fake screenshot and so far its working. the vote has turned around. the reason i know people are now being truthful, iseveryone is talkign again.when people are quiet that iswhen there istrouble. im still worried my tribe could be dissolved or an idol can be played but that is the risk.

KJ,

I cannot believe i pulled that off!  My target was Glo because she is just way too liked and sociable… I teamed up with AC and suggested we vote against the other tribe and get rid of GLO.. it worked.. WOOT.. Im satisfied.. Now if only Sheri would get off her ass and actually play.

KJ: Can’t you ask the tribe if they want to stay together without sheri instead of disbanning us? Its really going to screw with our game

ME: You’re asking me to ask all players in the game that if Sheri gets ejected, that all five tribes remain intact heading into the next round?

so i talked to sheri and she promises to answer tc questions and vote.. we shall see
I just don’t think it’s fair that we get disbanned due to an inactive
but if she votes, hopefully that will be a non issue.

***AFTER THE VOTE***

Confessional:
Wow!  I’m THRILLED we were able to pull that off. I had to talk to Kodi Gaddis and ask him to call Sheri so she could message me so i could let her know how serious this vote was. We broke up a powerful team and managed to stay together as a tribe.. WHEW…
I feel really good right now. I would however feel better if we could win a f—ing challenge.

LEIF,

seriously people, my tribe wants to throw the next challenge? wtf are you guys hearing yourselves? since when is that a good idea?

i would like to take on the mission

Question, when u mean rogue vote does it mean not voting with the majority or be the sole vote for 1 person that no one would ever vote for?

ME: Sole vote one person.

Ok thanks looks like shes back anyways
I had a theory before on why ac wanted us to throw and its because they knew that is sheri didnt come back our tribe will be forced to disband
If*
But looks like that is no longer valid now shes around thankfully
I still think marcelo is paranoid but at least he tells me about his paranoia
I like how the season 2 peeps are actually talking to me now, i feel like i have a better role and position this time around
I would still believe lister is my f2 but i need to make that happen for sure

***AFTER THE VOTE***

oh fk. I inadvertently got eamon voted out
ugh had i stuck to voting fiona it would have tied. gosh
sorry eamon
marcelo just couldnt keep his pants on in voting out eamon ugh. why would he fall for something like that. sigh. he never learns…

god if they find out i was the rogue vote they wont trust me anymore. but now they all think mike and marcelo cant be trusted. i think marcelo cant be trusted so i believe only mike did really vote for fiona on our tribe
thats crazy beans..

LISTER,

Confessional:
So first off I’ll just say I’m not at all shocked that my tribe lost the challenge. I wasn’t confident on a few of our answers which is why I wanted to bank more often but whatever. Considering OW and AC are also at Tribal I’m not concerned in the slightest. None of season 2 will vote for each other (right now) and Naomi made a deal with Jessica so I feel good.  We were told that if Sheri doesn’t answer her TC questions and vote that she’s just going to be removed and the OW tribe will be dissolved. Personally I don’t want this to happen because then we’d be getting a fourth season 2 person on my tribe and if the numbers decide to go against Naomi and Jason then there won’t be anything I can do to stop it.
So right away I made the play to my tribe that we should all vote for Fiona. She’s a veteran player with a lot of history. She’s not going to be some noob that’s going to make mistakes. Fiona is dangerous. I don’t have anything against her, but like I said last round with this twist the way it is it makes more sense to go after the dangerous people.
Jessica wants to vote out Sheri eitherway so I told her oh yeah that makes sense she’s not doing anything. Yeah, about that Jessica. I understand you want to keep your tribe together but lol no not happening.
So OW and PA are teaming up to vote out Fiona and so long as Sheri casts a vote then it should work. I imagine Fiona is going to be PISSED but you know what, I don’t care. This is Survivor and voting Fiona out is the best move right now so let’s get s— done.
I’ve been blitzing through some of the puzzles. Only got 2 of them left to solve. Some of them I solved on my answer, some of them had their answers handed to me on a silver platter. I’ve had a couple people including Leif say that they will work on the puzzles for me. It’s like season 2 all over again. People are trying to help me get the idol. I love it! I really feel like I’m sitting on a throne of gold on the PA tribe. I’m still a bit vulnerable, but I’m probably the safest on my tribe by far both with this twist and within my own tribe. Nobody on my tribe will vote against me at this point in the game and at least as far as this tribal council is concerned, I don’t see anybody voting for me at it either. I’m on top of the world.
Shorter confessional this round. Not much has really happened in comparison to last round. We did pick up Eamon on our tribe so now we have 3 from season 2 but Eamon was never officially in the season 2 alliance so I’m not sure Dave’s thoughts on him. If it ever comes up and we don’t have any other season 2ers on our tribe I’m going to suggest to him that we vote out Eamon because he wasn’t an original PA and he wasn’t actually in the season 2 alliance. Plus, us voting him out will shine a signal to all the non-Season 2 people in the game that we aren’t all going to work together.
Also, the original PA tribe members sorta kinda maybe have a final four alliance. Or at the very least an alliance of four. The Fighting Ferrets of PA! You’ve seen the name mentioned a couple times but now you know that name actually refers to our forsome and not the entire tribe itself. Sorry Eamon, you may be part of PA, but you aren’t one of the Fighting Ferrets.
But yeah. That about wraps things up for this episode. Hopefully Sheri will vote and Fiona will go home. I’m expecting some shocked reactions and a few fireworks to go off. It’s time to kick this season into gear.

More Confessional:
Of course, right after I send in a confessional things start to happen. Ugh. This is why I don’t like sending y vote/confessional until right before the deadline. F— you Jessica. Trying to get Eamon (not a threat) voted out and dissolve my tribe.
Apparently, her, Aaron, Fiona, KJ and Sheri are all going to vote out Eamon. I can’t have that happen. ANd she’s trying to get the other members of OW to vote him as well. Now clearly she wants him gone to lessen some of Season 2’s numbers but does she really think she’s going to be able to get THREE SEASON 2 PEOPLE to do that? F— no. That’s incredibly stupid. Dumb dumb dumb move. It’s not going to work Jess. Unless Marcelo is a f—ing idiot (which he might be).
Apparently Marcelo is scared of pissing off Jessica? Seriously? What a moron. Who cares if she is pissed off. IT’S ROUND TWO! If Fiona goes Jessica’s tribe will get dissolved and she’ll be in the minority and can be picked off which I will have zero problems with. But if Marcelo votes out Eamon I will consider this not only an attack on my tribe, but myself in the game and I will consider the entire season 2 alliance dead and buried. I was never going to be loyal to it, but I will hunt Marcelo down until the ends of this game.

LYNDSAY,

ME: -ROUND 1 CONFESSIONALS ARCHIVED-

LYNDSAY: (or lack there-of)

ME: Sorry Lyndsay, but I am afraid you no longer have that idol. It was discovered that you guys failed to put the essential information for everyone else to see in your original puzzle.

Sad

MARCELO,

Can u erase all my paranoid confessionals please and thank u
LOL

***AFTER THE VOTE***

That was fun
Eamon is pissed.
Ps: thanks cameron. U were a smart player giving me that convo(fake  maybe??). I dont care
I just want a reason even if its fake to vote eamon out

I didnt trust eamon because i think he is a smart player. So i thought there was no way he would trust me after i betrayed him 2 times
So, eamon, take this as a compliment

MICHAEL,

NONE

MORAY,

NONE

NAOMI,

***AFTER THE VOTE***

Son of a b—-!!!!

RENEE,

NONE

RUDEZ,

Hmmm.. I love Cam to bits but I sure hope he doesn’t get a KY idol clue

Logan, you have to share the grid hint for my puzzle with everyone.. I messed up.. People didn’t know what the 5 possible surnames or ages were.. I feel so bad
Does this mean that Lyndsay and I can’t have the idol?

ME: Hmmm. The puzzle really does not make much sense at the beginning if they do not have all the surnames and ages, correct?

Yeah.. I made it with the grid in mind.. And when I tested it, I sent the grid with.. So I didn’t pick up on it
I guess if there is someone who had sent in all the puzzles except 9 correctly, then they should get the idol ?

ME: Yeah, I’m afraid that would disqualify you and Lyndsay from getting the idol.

Damn.. Stupid honesty

I’m in the blaming stage of my mourning now.. You said you’d check the puzzles

Confessional:
The elation I felt in round one is gone.. and you know why… it’s cause I’m an idiot!!!
So I woke up and got it out of Cam that he had found the puzzle idol.. I checked and it was indeed the idol that Lyndsay and I had placed there.. I did feel bad that he was going to be the victim of my fake idol, but it’s a game, and he gets it..
Cam and I then get talking to how my puzzle was insolvable without clues.. he’s told me this before but I just assumed he hadn’t tried hard enough… nope, turns out that it was literally impossible to solve my puzzle.. which meant one thing, the puzzle idol couldn’t truly be mine.. it wasn’t fair..
So I came clean, I told Logan about my mistake and he consequently disqualified me and Lyndsay from getting the idol.. which is 100% fair but still sucks! So we had to practically give the idol back that I worked so hard on obtaining.. and I can’t blame anyone but myself!
I wrote that puzzle with the hint at the same time.. when I had it tested I gave my friends the hint as well in case they needed it.. so the error was never picked up on.. and that’s all on me.. and it feels s— cause I’m my biggest ally and I let myself down!
When I told my mom she said this to me: “I have no sympathy for your stupidity… you should’ve lied!”… lol thanks Mom for the life lesson right there..
But here’s the thing I don’t lie in my real life, I don’t break the rules ever,  it’s not in my nature.. the reason why I can lie in this game is that I’ve drawn a line and I don’t cross it.  I deemed me getting that idol unfair so in my mind there wasn’t even the option of lying, and I always tell the host when I’ve done something that may be skirting the edges of the rules..
If I win, I win fairly.. that’s the end line in all of this..
On the positive note, I know Cam has the real idol and he’s my ally so still good over there.. I have another opportunity to get an idol as I’ve received a clue to it (the exact same clue I received the last time I got a tribal clue) so hopefully will be able to change it a bit to throw everyone off..
I know the game isn’t only about idols.. and that winning without needing idols is commendable.. but I came out the gates strong and cocky.. still strong now.. just a lot less cocky!

SERGIU,

Logan u there?
If some1 finds a fake idol, will they be able to place another fake one?

ME: Yes.

SHERI,

I most of all wanted to apologize to you, Logan. You put so much effort into your games and this just isn’t the actions of an All-Star. I’m good enough to go for now and I’ll do my best to catch up. Thank you for even allowing me to play.

7.23 Round 2 Immunity Challenge

Tribal Immunity Challenge II: The Weakest Tribe

This was played in the second round of SCWL 4.

Heeral and Jessica were on the losing tribe.
Renee however was on the winning tribe and won that challenge in her season.

There will be a chain of sixty questions posted at your camp. Without editing any posts, you will answer these questions in response to the thread. For each question that comes up, a player in your tribe will answer it. Then the second player answers the second question. Then the third player answers the third question. Then the fourth player answers the fourth question. You will maintain your rotation once it is established. Therefore, each of the four players would be posting fifteen answers. You must do so in the order they appear. That is why the challenge is considered semi-live because you could be stuck waiting for other players.

For each one you get right, you score a point. For each question your tribe answers consecutively in a row, you receive an additional point bonus.

e.g. 1 point if you answer 1 question correctly in a row, 2 points if you answer 2 correctly in a row, 3 points if you answer 3 correctly in a row, etc.

Therefore, answer all sixty in a row and you would score sixty points on the final question alone.

But if you get just one question wrong, you lose all of your points and start the chain over.

That would suck.

Therefore, you have the option to BANK points. If, say, you are not sure on question #15, and it is your turn to answer, you can post BANK and bank all the points you scored between questions 1 and 14 (provided you got none of them wrong). Your chain restarts at zero but you would protect all of the points you scored before that. Then you would answer the question and play continues.

You have until 1:00pm eastern Thursday to complete this challenge.

The two tribes with the highest number of points wins the challenge. The bottom three tribes will travel to Tribal Council where a player along with their tribe will be dissolved.

– Whatever I see in the thread (excluding edited posts) is what I take at the deadline as the final answer. So feel free to delete posts if you have to correct your rotation or change answers.

– At the end of the challenge, if you completely skipped over a question or failed to maintain your rotation, your challenge has come to an end and whatever points you had banked at the point of infraction will be what counts.

– If one of the four people playing in the challenge fail to show up to answer their questions during the challenge. . .c’est la vie. You will either have to delete your posts and swap in your fifth member or you are stuck with that person as you impatiently wait for them to post.

TIEBREAKER #1: You must guess how many total points were scored for the whole challenge. Closest without going over wins the tiebreaker.

TIEBREAKER #2: Choose five numbers. Lowest non-duplicated number of the tribes that tied will win the tiebreaker.

Tiebreakers are due at the deadline as well.

Dave’s Medallion of Power: If used, it increases the number of your tribe’s points scored by fifteen.

Penalty Idol Penalty: Your tribe loses fifteen points.

Good luck!

7.24 Round 2 Tribal Council

TRIBAL COUNCIL #2

(AARON)-(DAVE)-(EAMON)-(EFE)-(FIONA)-(JASON)-(JESSICA)-(KJ)-(LEIF)-(LISTER)-(MARCELO)-(MICHAEL)-(NAOMI)-(SHERI)
XXX
(GLORIA)

Cave Dweller Concert – Donkey Kong Country

Above the X’s are each of your names. As long as your name is there, you are still in the game. Once your name is gone from there so are you which will most likely be the case for Sheri tonight.

Remember you must answer your TC questions and still vote.

AARON,

1. Not the strongest of starts for the Ac tribe. You guys have finished last in both challenges. After tonight, presuming Sheri does not show after going missing since the end of Week Zero, will the Ac tribe be able to get their “act” together?

Well, we struggled with this challenge due to time zone differences as the four of us live in very different parts of the world. I hope that after this TC, we will be able to compete better in challenges.

DAVE,

1. Marcelo used the Medallion of Power in round one. You used it here in round two. Neither time it has been effective. Will the Medallion of Power prove to be that meaningless as the game progresses?

I think we can all agree that the Medallion of Power is indeed cursed. So far both tribes that have used it lost the challenge they used it in. Neither time was it even close to being helpful. Will it continue to be meaningless? My guess would be yes, but who knows? Maybe in the right challenge it could make the difference.

EAMON,

1. You just came from a tribe being dissolved. Vegas currently has the odds at -1500 that it won’t be the Ow tribe dissolved tonight. Is it still early enough in the game for Su and Ow members to assimilate into their new home?

I like my new home. I think OW should consider about migrating to another tribe because inactive person shouldnt be rewarded and it gives us (all of us) the chance of actually playing the game that we all love. Just let it go, let it go, turn away and slam the doorrr.
That is all, my two cents.

EFE,

1. What do you think happens if Sheri shows up within the next 24 hours? Will people suddenly change their vote or is everyone looking for an easy vote this early in the game?

I don’t know, It’s an all-star season so people may not go with easy vote

FIONA,

1. Luckily the challenge was not “who finished first” but rather “who can get through the 60 questions over the course of 24 hours”. Did you imagine it being so difficult to have four players from three continents working together on a challenge?

Oh yeah, I knew it would be just about impossible, unless it was the weekend.

JASON,

1. Every TC in SCWL 5 had a ton of scrambling. No vote that season was a foregone conclusion. Yet here we are with a vote that is pretty much a foregone conclusion. Does that make you that much more paranoid because the vote seems -that- obvious?

Every TC in SCWL 5 had a ton of scrambling. No vote that season was a foregone conclusion. Yet here we are with a vote that is pretty much a foregone conclusion. Does that make you that much more paranoid because the vote seems -that- obvious?

It’s about damn time I get an obvious vote in this series! SCWL 5 was a damn whirlwind, so no, I’m not paranoid that this round is too obvious, I’m paranoid because SCWL 5 did this to me

JESSICA,

1. Only one other player in this game has been inactive. Is everyone just enjoying these first couple rounds as they warm up to the game, or is everyone truly thinking ten to fifteen steps ahead?

I think you can never think that far ahead. I mean you can have an overall game plan but you have to be able to adapt. You don’t want to over play and play too hard too fast. I think more players are just being chill since there is a lot of people still in the game. I wish I had a witty line to say from frozen like eamon

EAMON: Oh Jess you could just use that “yuhuuu”. works everytime

KJ,

1. You and I have both known Sheri for a long time. When you guys played in SCWL 3, Sheri went home because of somebody who was ejected for inactivity two rounds later. The only time anybody has ever been ejected. Now here we are and Sheri, who was brought back because she was duped by inactives, is facing ejection herself. Is it hard to see the comments being made in jest of Sheri when you know how active of a player she can be?

I know that Sheri wanted to play this game, but she has been ill and her son has been ill. It’s hard only because when she is present, she really kicks ass. I wish she had been present from the beginning of this game . .

DAVE: That’s really upsetting to hear, hopefully Sheri and her son can recover quickly, obviously health & family are way more important than any game.

LEIF,

1. Barring a miracle, you, KJ, Marcelo, and Michael will be spread out amongst the other four tribes. Has strategizing already begun for the draft at the end of the round?

We haven’t really thought that far but we’re just hoping Sheri to show up first before we decide on anything else.

LISTER,

1. On the flipside, Pa and Ac really are unaffected by this round. You guys are here at Tribal Council, but the only punishment is that you have to answer one of my repetitive questions and cast a vote that will be thrown out anyway. Is this a bizarre situation to be in?

Well, not necessairly. There is a chance although slight that Sheri will answer her question and cast a vote. Who knows, maybe she is in the hopsital. She could have gotten hit by a bus or ran afoul a bear. I can’t teleport to her house or read her mind so I have no idea. Is this a bizarre situation? Yeah, but I wouldn’t say that PA and AC are completely unaffected this round.

MARCELO,

1. You now have the Medallion of Power, but you will be picked up by another tribe. Do you think you will be the first pick simply because you have an item that could possibly decide the outcome of a challenge?

I dont think i will be the first pick because of the medalion. I think the medalion is cursed. Really…

MICHAEL,

1. What has the first two rounds been like for you?

less stressful than SCWL2, just cause that was my first game ever and I diddn’t know who to trust. But this game is definately living up to the SCWL name, there’s alliances and counter alliances and plans and counter plans. Every time you talk to someone you have to wonder if that person is gonna betray you. It’s difficult

NAOMI,

1. As you can tell, there really is not much to talk about. Any groundbreaking observations you’d like to make that I haven’t pointed out yet?

Nah, not really

SHERI,

1. Do you think answering this question will be enough to save you from the vote tonight, or do you believe everyone will be voting you no matter what?

I honestly don’t know. I wish that I had the strength and energy to be here before but I just couldn’t. I know it’s a little unfair to others that have been here and for that I sincerely apologize. I just hope I can be forgiven. If not, I completely understand.

I’m still not 100% but I’m close so thank you for understand for those that have been so nice and concerned. It really means a lot.

ME: Well. I imagine things are much more interesting now.

JASON: Feel better Sheri

Okay. When you vote please do so in the following manner:

VOTE: (Logan)
REASON: True or false? Finally getting Logan voted out after eight seasons would be satisfying? True.

Okay. Between now and 10:00pm eastern, it is time to vote. Should Sheri self-vote, all votes will be null, void, and not revealed as she will become the second player in SCWL history to be ejected. With Moray perhaps being the third and final player. Pa, Ow, and Ac, you’re up.

VOTING

Mine Cart Madness – Donkey Kong Country

AARON,

VOTE: (Eamon)
REASON: It was the vote that A Cow came up with and I have little to no connection with him. Also, his tribe was trying to vote off Efe so we had to do something. Hopefully this all goes well!

DAVE,

VOTE: Fiona
REASON: Sorry Fiona, I barely know you, but someone needs to go.

EAMON,

Voting for Fiona

EFE,

Vote leif

Vote: Eamon
I love you but hate your tribe

Vote: Eamon
I love you but hate your tribe

Reason : Why not.

FIONA,

Round 2 vote – EAMON

JESSICA,

Vote: Fiona

Reason: Can’t be going with the obvious vote This is All-Stars, gotta keep people on their toes!

JASON,

my vote: (eamon)
reason, its you or my tribe and your trube is nice people but they are being shady. voting you out will be better for everyone. im picking loyalty. even through i still dont trust anyone in this game.

KJ,

VOTE: Eamon

Reason: Because you are a threat we’re hoping that Sheri will actually join the game and you will leave.

LEIF,

Vote: (jason)

Reason: this is one of 3 rogue votes that hopefully will count.

LISTER,

VOTE: FIONA

“If I didn’t take advantage of this twist to vote out a threat then I would be a damned fool. Unfortunately for you your tribe just happened to lose this time.”

MARCELO,

VOTEL FIONA
Reason: I am voting for u, but I wish i was voting for eamon

I change my vote
VOTE: EAMON
REASON: i dont like u

Vote: fiona
Reason: dont want a tie

Vote:eamon

ME: Is that your final answer?

vOTE fiona

ME: . . .is that your final answer?

Idk

ME: In five minutes I am archiving your vote no matter what.

Urg

ME: Welcome to All Stars lol.

Haha
Vote for eamon
Lets do this logan

Vote for eamon

MICHAEL,

Vote: Eamon
Reason: I really hate this but it’s what’s best for my game. Sorry bro

Vote: Fiona
Reason: I won’t screw my alliance. Sorry

Change back to Eamon

I know it’s after 10
But you said I can change until I recieve the notification
I’m swapping to Fiona
Vote her out

Vote: Fiona
Reason: I won’t screw my alliance. Sorry

NAOMI,

Voting for Fee please. I doubt Sheri will turn up but just in case she does… I’d rather the other tribe get disolved. The thought of having even more Season 2’ers makes me nervous.

dissolved*

SHERI,

I most of all wanted to apologize to you, Logan. You put so much effort into your games and this just isn’t the actions of an All-Star. I’m good enough to go for now and I’ll do my best to catch up. Thank you for even allowing me to play.

VOTE: Eamon

REASON: True or false? Has Eamon even spoken to me at all. The answer would be false. I’ve gotten nice messages from just about everyone else.

VOTE REVEAL

Fear Factory – Donkey Kong Country

If anybody has played the hidden immunity idol, this would be the time I would reveal it.
.
.
.
Okay. Once the votes are read the decision is final and the person voted out will be removed from the group almost immediately.
.
.
I’ll read the votes.
.
.
.
.
FIRST VOTE:
.
.
.
(Fiona)
.
.
.
One vote Fiona.
.
.
SECOND VOTE:
.
.
.
(EAMON)
.
.
Tied. One vote Eamon, one vote Fiona.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
(Fee)
.
.
Two votes Fiona, one vote Eamon.
.
.
.
FOURTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Eamon)
.
.
Tied. Two votes Fiona, two votes Eamon.
.
.
FIFTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Eamon)
.
.
.
Three votes Eamon, two votes Fiona.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
(FIONA)
.
.
Tied. Three votes Fiona, three votes Eamon.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
(jason)
.
.
Three votes Fiona, three votes Eamon, one vote Jason.
.
.
.
EIGHTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Eamon)
.
.
Four votes Eamon, three votes Fiona, one vote Jason.
.
.
.
NINTH VOTE:
.
.
(eamon)
.
.
Five votes Eamon, three votes Fiona, one vote Jason.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
(Eamon)
.
.
Six votes Eamon, three votes Fiona, one vote Jason.
.
.
.
.
ELEVENTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Fiona)
.
.
.
Six votes Eamon, four votes Fiona, one vote Jason, three votes left.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
(Fiona)
.
.
.
Six votes Eamon, five votes Fiona, one vote Jason, two votes left.
.
.
.
THIRTEENTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Fiona)
.
.
.
Amazingly enough, after 13 votes, we are tied. Six votes Eamon, six votes Fiona, one vote Jason. It all comes down to the final vote.
.
.
.
FINAL VOTE:
.
.
.
Second person voted out of SCWL 7: All Stars:
.
.
.
.
(eamon)
.
.
Eamon, the tribe has spoken.
.
.
(XXXXX)
.
.
It’s time for you to go.

****

AARON: Good game Eamon!!

LISTER: It was fun while it lasted Eamon

JASON: We’ll miss you Eamon! Also, who the f— voted for me?

KJ: By Eamon

JESSICA: Good game eamon!

FIONA: wow, that was close

What was thought to be the most boring TC in SCWL history turned into one of the most suspenseful ones ever. Even though three tribes showed up, this vote was split right down the middle and came down to the fourteenth and final vote.

So I leave you tonight with this: Every. Vote. Counts.

Keep that in your head as you continue onwards in All Stars.

LEIF: wow bye eamon

7.25 Round 2 Blog

SHERI CERTAIN TO GO

I totally thought everyone would take the easy way out this TC and vote out Sheri instead of over-complicating a vote in what has been an over-complicated game in the first two rounds. . .

SHERI’S COMEBACK

But Sheri does something that nobody expected her to do–show up. Sheri was HOURS from being ejected. Everyone knew she had been in and out of the hospital with her child. She didn’t play in two immunity challenges, didn’t vote in the first TC, didn’t answer the initial chat, and was absent from Week Zero.

She sent a couple messages, but her mind definitely was not in the game. All of a sudden she shows up in the 11th hour, or at least with eleven hours to go, and everyone’s game plan changes multiple times.

TRIVIA TRICKERY

But first to the beginning of the episode. This was a challenge we did back in SCWL 4. Dave, Brian, and Lister are typically my challenge proof-readers. With all of them coming back, and the winners having personal connections to people in the game, I missed my challenge proof-readers terribly. There was one detail about banking that confused the Pa tribe, and that put them at a disadvantage.

Muh bad.

BACHELORETTE PART 1

For some reason I didn’t add this as a headline, but decided to do so now.

The Bachelorette, led by Rudez on Opening Day, certainly helped with the atmosphere in these early rounds. Usually Opening Day drafts are all business. Count on somebody like Rudez to make it fun as players wait hours at a time for everyone to submit the name of a player they wanted to draft from Su.

Ky picked Cameron. That would have been my first choice too. In these couple of rounds where winning challenges are critical, Cameron will undoubtedly be your most active player. Active people are a huge relief and take a ton of pressure off in the first half of the game.

As opposed to Ow who was stuck with Sheri by default. I can recall their camp life was acting along the lines of “yeah, we can’t do anything without Sheri here”.

Pa choosing Eamon and Co choosing Sergiu was not surprising. Both are solid picks. I might have picked Sergiu before Eamon if only because Sergiu appeared more into the game at the moment, but I cannot really fault Pa for choosing Eamon.

Ac meanwhile gets to look pretty on the sidelines.

PA REFUSING TO BANK

AC THROWING IT

Well, they were partially under the assumption they would be losing the challenge too. With only four players and all four from different time zones, and being the only tribe who cannot sit somebody out, they were screwed. Fiona’s availability in comparison to the others goes down from this point forward. In a semi-live challenge, Ac didn’t bother doing what other tribes did in the space of a few hours.

All other tribes completed the challenge but they were the only ones who failed to do so (Co and Ow were bright enough to sit out Moray and Sheri respectively). I never thought I would say this, but Fiona was a challenge liability for the first time in her ORG career. That is a storyline I did not expect.

LEIF AND EFE PURSUING PENALTY IDOLS

And Cameron too. Leif and Cam both have one rogue vote planted. I thought the rogue vote idol being activated by accepting a penalty would be appropriate to have in All Stars because many who took the penalty in earlier seasons returned for this game.

Oh, and it’s All Stars. In tribes made up of 4-6 members in these early rounds, I was eager to see how many players were willing to screw over their own tribe.

CRAZIEST TC WITHOUT AN IDOL BEING PLAYED?

MARCELO’S PARANOIA

Cameron may have placed himself in the centre of information and responsible for who gets targeted, but so far Marcelo’s paranoia is dictating who goes home. Another round where he vote changes many times, and people are relying on his vote to the point that they were forced to vote change whenever he did.

Playing Follow the Leader with Marcelo as your leader sounds exhausting. But that’s what’s happening here. And so far Marcelo has put himself in a really good position to go deep in this game.

How in the world I identified this in round two is beyond me. But there was something about Marcelo’s game that made him appear very secure in terms of position. Maybe not secure in terms of confidence or faith in his own game, but observing where everyone else was at, they seem to be relying upon Marcelo.

Furthermore, I thought we had the potential to see a Cameron-Marcelo Final Two. I would love to see a FTC where that occurs. If there is an alliance duo I want to see run this game, it would be these two. Nobody would see it coming.

WHERE IS MORAY?

Still no word from him as of yet. Even Sheri has been playing now. Moray? A guy who gave 110 Ferrigno percent in SCWL 5 is on the brink of ejection.

CAMERON HAS THE IDOL

Yes. But how?

LYNDSAY AND RUDEZ STRIPPED OF IDOL

They screwed up their own puzzle, but I did not catch it until after the fact. . .when Rudez told me. -_-

Perhaps others would have complained later on in the game, but Rudez pointed it out to me first, and thus I had no choice but to take the idol from her and Lyndsay. Instead the idol would be awarded to Cameron.

Cameron is now armed with the first claimed hidden immunity idol of the game. What is with SCWL 6 players being captains and claiming idols anyway? They really are cementing their reputation as the most intense players in SCWL history. There’s a reason why I have to make these challenges so difficult. Otherwise the tribes with SCWL 5 and 6 players would tie over and over again.

LISTER AND DAVE FIND FAKE IDOLS

Who knew SCWL 2 players would find fake idols. Trust me, there will be many more fake idols down the road. Some of them will be played. Some of them won’t.

I thought Dave would be dead because he wouldn’t have Andrew as a rival. Dave’s reputation was huge upon entering the game, despite being known in the ORG community for SCWL 2 which was played over two years ago.

But everyone is mentioning Dave. Particularly Dave being a trustworthy ally. I knew that Dave was finally getting a fair shake in this game. Nobody viewed Dave as a huge threat anymore, and everyone wants to work with the guy. It’s no secret I want Dave to go far in this game.

I do appreciate the sharper edge Dave has to him in this game. It’s sort of like Chloe O’ Brian in 24 getting a Gothic look for Live Another Day.

JESSICA SETTING HERSELF UP FOR A BIG DOWNFALL

Why would I think this at the end of round two? I think Jessica would be seen as a powerhouse very soon. A counterattack will be forming. It may not be immediate, and in fact I do not predict for it to happen until several rounds pass, but a big alliance will be created for the sole purpose of eliminating Jessica.

She is just building her empire too early.

KY LOOKING TO DOMINATE PRE-MERGE PHASE

No liabilities on the tribe, really. They also have the numbers advantage to sit out Jason or Renee when needed. It’s tough to see a tribe with Brian, Rudez, and Cam lose anytime soon.

EAMON SOMEHOW GOES

Wow. Eamon goes. I thought Eamon would go early, but not under the circumstances I predicted.

When three tribes go to TC together, we all should expect somebody to go home with 66% of the votes or more. Seeing a 50-49-1 percent split means that all three tribes were divided amongst themselves. Wow. I knew I wanted to complicate pre-game alliances by mixing up pairings in Week Zero and creating these six tribes, and also making multiple tribes go to TC together, but this is all working out much better than I thought.

Effectively, everyone is playing their own game.

And that is the theme for SCWL All Stars. Everyone playing their own game will create a lot of unpredictable situations.

Not to mention when many of these all stars have a history of attempting to play other people’s games for them.

Farewell my podcasting partner. I did such a poor job of rigging this game that my podcasting co-host went home in 24th place.

THE OTHERS

With these early episodes, it is impossible to discuss all twenty-four people who are in the game at the moment. Blogs can only be so long before you skim.

Jason – With Pa being dissolved, who will draft this guy? And is he the only player capable to play UTR in this cast?

Naomi – She is the captain with the Mutiny Trigger. Is the Mutiny Trigger clued to her? And with her being the second captain to go to another tribe, will she fit in as well as Cameron did? Or will she be a big threat?

Renee – I will almost always have Renee high on these boot list rankings. Her social skills were underestimated in SCWL 4 as she nearly won the game as the underdog, and she may very well execute that same plan here.

Christian – He has been really good in many games leading up to SCWL All Stars, and is a player I always wish sent in more confessionals while playing.

Aaron – My lone episode of predicting Aaron as the winner is already gone. I do not see him playing in quite the same way that a Rudez or Lister or Christian or Sergiu or Brian would in these games. And I am beginning to feel a personality like that is capable of winning All Stars.

KJ – KJ’s ability to contact Mr. Gaddis to awaken Sheri and save KJ’s skin was impressive. KJ views herself as a big threat whenever she plays, but she doesn’t realize the skill level of the players she is competing against. For once, I could see KJ going really far because bigger threats will be around to send home each round. The sooner she identifies that, the stronger her game will be.

Heeral – A video confessional? You fo real Heeral?

7.26 Round 2 Boot List Prediction

23: MORAY
22: SHERI
21: MICHAEL
20: RUDEZ
19: NAOMI
18: JASON
17: JESSICA
16: JEREMY
15: FIONA
14: HEERAL
13: SERGIU
12: LEIF
11: LISTER
10: DAVE
09: AARON
08: CHRISTIAN
07: EFE
06: RENEE
05: BRIAN
04: LYNDSAY
03: KJ
02: CAMERON
01: MARCELO

7.27 Next Time on SCWL. . .

– The fallout from the Eamon voteout shakes up the game, including Leif who re-thinks his rogue vote for Jason.
– With Moray and Sheri both having two challenge strikes against them, both face the threat of ejection as a third missed challenge will send them home.
– Eamon and Gloria duel on MGI, but with unexpected results.
– Marcelo once again prepares to use the Medallion of Power. Will it finally succeed? And will Dave have it come back to him?
– Three out of four tribes will head to Tribal Council where a familiar showdown will take place.
– And with a possible third idol clue on the line, members of the Ky tribe prepare to dig up an idol.

7.3 EPISODE THREE

“War, Vengeance, and Redemption”

7.30 Round 3 Summary

SU—

Dissolved.

PA—

Dissolved.

CO—

1. HEERAL DESAI (Extra Hint for Puzzle Idol)

2. MORAY JAMES (2 challenge strikes)

3. JEREMY BELL

4. LYNDSAY SHERRY

Drafted from SU 3rd: SERGIU ZABLAU

Drafted from Pa 2nd: NAOMI SOWARD (Mutiny Trigger)

OW—

1. MARCELO CAMPOS (MoP)

2. MICHAEL GRAGA

3. LEIF BORNALES

4. KJ BOCK

Received by Default: SHERI MARTINEZ (2 challenge strikes + 1 TC strike)

Drafted from Pa 3rd: DAVE BRONSON

AC—

1. JESSICA FREY (The Gambler)

2. AARON FRAZEE

3. EFE KARANISOGLU

4. FIONA “SMITH”

Drafted from Pa by default: JASON STEPHENS

KY— (2 tribal idol clues)

1. RUDEZ MERKS (The Tiebreaker)

2. BRIAN WHITEHEAD

3. CHRISTIAN FUENTES

4. RENEE DQ HIGLEY

Drafted from Su 1st: CAMERON JOHNSON

Drafted from Pa 1st: LISTER POTTER III

MGI—

25th Place Goddess: GLORIA QUERY

24th Place Malaysian: EAMON JAWATIN

Date: March 14th to March 19th

– Marcelo uses Medallion of Power. Gives it to Jessica.

– Rudez claims Ky idol. Lister and Dave claim Cameron’s and Lister’s fake idol codes respectively.

Idols Claimed: 2/4

Immunity Challenge III: Survivor-Celebrity Match Up

Winner: Ky

Losers: Ac, Ow, Co

Ejected: Sheri and Moray

Voted Out: Jessica

Vote Count:

Punishment: Ac dissolved.

MGI: Eamon beats Gloria by default. Jessica joins Eamon.

7.31 Previously on SCWL. . .

– Six players each won the right to be a captain of their own tribe on Opening Day.
– In addition to winning both immunity challenges, a captainship, the Week Zero flag design and picking up The Gambler and The Tiebreaker in the process, Lyndsay and Rudez found the idol after solving all nine puzzles.
– But they took their first hit when their puzzle idol was revoked, and fell into Cameron’s hands. However, Lyndsay’s captain Heeral and Rudez are the captains of the only two tribes to avoid Tribal Council.
– But Co is primed for  a loss as Heeral’s first pick was Moray, who is already one challenge away from being ejected.
– The Su tribe, led by Cameron, was dissolved right away when Cameron was suspicious that Gloria, Eamon, and Sergiu had a pre-game alliance. He took the penalty to pursue the Rogue Idol, and with the Puzzle Idol already in hand, Cameron was picked to join Rudez’s tribe. All players communicate with him as he is viewed as the centre of information flow.
– But being at the centre had its consequences as not only did Cameron oust Gloria in the first round, but also rallied enough players to target Eamon on a different tribe in a razor thin 7-6-1 vote where Leif’s rogue vote made all of the difference. And Cameron got his way without even attending Tribal Council.
– The Pa tribe, led by Naomi, is ready to be dissolved. But should the division go against them, Naomi possesses a familiar Mutiny Trigger that could change the entire game. Her early pick of Dave on Opening Day and separating SCWL 2 alumni in the process made Marcelo suspicious.
– Speaking of Marcelo, he found himself in the role of the captain of the Ow tribe. His members include both of SCWL 3’s alumni, and SCWL 2 tribemates Leif and Michael. He has wasted a Medallion of Power but somehow got it back, and has voted at TC according to his own paranoia leaving all of his allies frustrated.
– As if the game could not be more complicated, there is also the Ac tribe led by Jessica. With Efe, Aaron, and a surprisingly weakened Fiona, this tribe has done awful in challenges, but found themselves in the middle of both Tribal Councils to stay alive.

7.32 Round 3 Confessionals

AARON,

So as the three tribes headed to TC, I knew that my tribe would have a difficult decision to make. Marcelo and KJ wanted to target Heeral from the other but Heeral is a really good friend of mine and I trust her. Meanwhile, Leif and Michael betrayed our alliance last round and I really wouldn’t mind if they were gone. Plus, if we voted for Heeral I’m not sure we would have the numbers as I know Jason wouldn’t vote with us and I’m not sure about Leif or Michael. So that would only be 6 sure votes and there are 15 of us

Jess and I decided pretty early on that we wanted to side with Heeral’s tribe and vote out Leif who betrayed us. We then convinced Efe and Fee that it needed to be done. Fee had no issue with it because Leif probably voted for her last round but Efe was a little more hesitant. Jason was pretty much already with that tribe so I think we will have the numbers no matter what as long as Heeral and Naomi are telling the truth

I’m hoping that Marcelo and KJ don’t get mad as Leif betrayed us last round. I would love to pick one of them and have them on our tribe for next round

BRIAN,

“Haha I’m just like.. I’m sure I got here first unless Brian screwed me over.” – Rudez Merks

Round 3 Confessional: So Sheri managed to show up at the craziest time possible and events that no one seems to understand led to Eamon getting the boot, and Lister joining the tribe. He’s who I wanted to see, and Rudez liked him as well, and as no one had anything negative to say about him, he came over without much drama, which is perfect…with any other SCWL 2 player I would have to pretend to be loyal to SCWL 2, but with Lister I can just say “screw it, let’s play for us!”

Which leads into the challenge…how many times can you say a pre-top-20 challenge is a must win for the entire tribe? This one was! As soon as the twist was know, we knew we had to be one of the 3 tribes to survive to the end! As such we worked hard on this, especially Rudez, who appears to have a minimal sleep life and even less of a social life…I give her boyfriend a huge amount of credit for putting up with this! And thanks to the tiebreaker of all things, we won! I hope you enjoy the Gambler when you go to MGI Jess!

So I wake up today, and lo and behold, it’s the 3rd idol clue! Rudez and I had already guessed that hers came first than mine, etc, and the dashes confirmed that…she traded her clue for almost all the others, leaving me to get Lister’s. Christian asked for my clue, and I gave him the wrong one, but got cold feet really quickly and gave him the correct one, claiming a typing error…which I do make occasionally…A couple red flags are beginning to surface in that area…namely he did not admit trading clues with Cam and he was a few minutes behind me in trading for Lister’s clue. By my time stamps, there was a 2 minute gap between when Christian got Lister’s clue and when Rudez found the idol, so I think it’s legit…and in reference to the quote of the confessional, no Rudez, I did not screw you over! Did you think 512 possible permuations of capital and lowercase letters would slow Mad Scientists!

So Cam started a thread with what he considers to be the full-time members of the KY tribe…i.e. the real full-time members and himself. All that’s been established so far is the name Kickass & Youngish. Cam’s possible power move led Mad Scientists to try to secure Lister without seeming like a pair…I quickly told him that such a thread existed, and hinted that Rudez and myself were skeptical of Cam’s intentions…enough groundwork for now…and we will add 2 more people to our happy family! I don’t even have strong feelings about who they are at this point! Hopefully we get good challenge players who feel welcome by me! Mad Scientists to the end!

CAMERON,

ME: TRIBAL IDOL CLUE #2 (ALL MEMBERS OF KY RECEIVE THIS CLUE AS OF ROUND TWO BEFORE THE PICK EM): q

Is that my clue or are you sticking your tongue out at me?

And if that’s the case and you are sticking your tongue out at me my guess is the Rolling Stones.

It is very unnerving to put my fate into other peoples’ hands.

That’s pretty much the one thing I wanted to walk into this challenge.

Free tribal majority (8 to 6 to 6 after this vote!) and two more people out.

And Rudez with that f—ing tiebreaker.

I’ve got no clue what’s going on in this vote. I hope Naomi goes home because that’d make my game easier.

No mutiny trigger, second-strongest tribe out.

It is such utter f—ing bulls— that Jessica is out.

Pure, sheer stupidity.

First off Jessica’s tribe is struggling and wasn’t all that great at challenges. Only recently did they do well. Why do you want those people on your tribe?

Second off, you really want to vote off someone with valid info on your alliances? I know now because you blindsided Jessica that Lister-Naomi-Heeral-Jason are trouble. And I also know apparently DQ is with them.

Maybe it’s mostly that I’m bummed that a hard, smart player and a potential ally has been blindsided, but it just seems shortsighted and stupid to me.

I don’t know what kind of twist you’re planning but if you are ima cut a bitch

CHRISTIAN,

NONE

DAVE,

I think you’re going to see a very different side of me this season Logan… Prepare for Evil Dave!!

**AFTER RECEIVING LISTER’S FAKE IDOL**

THAT’S JUST A F—ING STICK!

Does our tribe get any penalties for Marcelo’s stupidity or just him?

Cause I’m getting a little sick of him f—ing s— up for me…

He thinks he just lost us the challenge… I hope he’s right. We’re not winning this challenge anyway since only Michael and I are active and we need everyone’s photos

Am I allowed to play two HIIs on myself at the same time? I have two but I think they’re both fake… Speaking of which can I still place a fake? I almost forgot.

EAMON,

Immunity for Mr. Sergiu Zablau

EFE,

Confession: Going into tribal, this one is really critical. We are targeting CO tribe, they are obv. stronger than us and OW so It would be great If we can pull this move together. Even better, We will be able to pick Lynsday. I have doubts about Micheal and especially Leif. I think one of them is after penalty idol. they didn’t vote with us last tribal that makes me worried. Hopefully we managed to put ourselves in middle of the two tribes and AC survives.

Confession: This round exactly reminded me that I am playing with All-Star cast. These people are all knows how to play and how to deceive people. After Jessica vote, my game damaged a lot. She was the only active ally I had and now that she is gone I left alone. I don’t trust Aaron too. I am confused with how he voted last round. Even Lynsday spent the whole day before tribal lying to me. I think Marcelo and Fiona are the only ones I can trust. Leif and Micheal are dangerous players! Also we know that Heeral lister jason and Naomi have an alliance. Rudez didn’t pick me again and most of the time she avoid giving me any inner information from her tribe. Sergiu told me that they will pick me and we will vote Heeral or Naomi. I think he is honest with me and I do want to work with him. OW is stuck at pretty bad situation, the only people who with us last round are in danger there. This few weeks gonna be challenging!

FIONA,

NONE

HEERAL,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCmQA6lkcTI

A few updates since I’ve recorded that. It seems that Jessica has changed her mind and is now on board with voting Leif out but it’s a little too late because she may have just signed off on her exit. Jason did confirm to me that I was being targeted so I knew I was in trouble but with Jessica and Aaron voting Leif (or so they say) we should have majority to take her out. She tried to tell me KJ was the one who was targeting me and Naomi but Jason even said Jess was the one who was pushing for me.

It really sucks because she and I were finally getting along. And then this happened.

Anyway I’ve been lying so much this round to so many people I’d be shocked if I wasn’t a target next round.

Also I love my tribe especially Sergui. He’s proved that he’s got my back after this round. I know he’s close to Jeremy but I’m also close to Naomi and I think us 4 could use that to our advantage if it comes to a point where we have individual tribal councils again. Lyndsay isn’t much help in challenges so that should be an easy vote if it comes to that. She says she wants to try but she’s been lacking so we’ll see what happens going forward.

I’d like to use my extra idol hint for puzzle 4

JASON,

Confessional: So, losing this challenge is heartbreaking, WE WERE SO CLOSE!!! But I’ve developed a strategy that is basically bulletproof and should keep me safe during these Hectic TCs. Unlike tribals with a regular amount of people, now people are looking to get rid of threats early. All that really needs to be done is have someone tell you who to vote, and vote for who you’re told. It’s a foolproof way to look unthreatening. Right now people are looking to get rid of the BIG FISH. There’s a lot of strategizing going on, and I’m not making myself a part of any of it. With this All-Stars cast, everyone’s looking to vote out the biggest threats, so as long as I lay low and just play nice, no one will really feel the need to vote for me. Of course this strategy will change soon, because it can only go on for so long until there’s a set majority alliance, so I’ll wait until it’s only 2 or 3 tribes, then I’ll really get into this game.

JEREMY,

NONE

JESSICA,

Confessional: this round is all about damage control! my game is only going to work if everyone isnt mad at me. well i think thats the game right, dont make ppl made and keep friends yet come out on top. i need to talk to lister, naomi and dave to make sure there is still some kind of assemblance of trust. because in this game i have realized, you may get second chances but you dont get many third chances when it comes to trust. trust in survivor is like the story of the big bad wolf you only get to lie so many times, the limit does exist! so hopefully i patched things up with lister naomi and dave, i basically told them, “i still dont know what happened, i just tried to keep my tribe strong”. of course everyone is going to tell me they still trust me and we all can still work together so only future tribals will tell who is actually telling the truth. if people need to use me, they will trust me and tell me the truth if im expendable, they probably wont so i have to make sure i am always needed. but really next tribal, i want to keep clean hands and just go for the easy vote as long as its not me. Last round showed me, i really cant trust anyone as much as i thought. im going to have to play it round by round from now on and thats it. each round i make it through will be a success. so i just have to sit back and be friends with everyone for now.

im really hoping my tribe can surpise everyone and win this challenge b/c its something i can actually take charge and do.

and i hope cameron doesnt throw me or my tribe under the bus b/c if he does try and bring me into the screenshot gate. i will implement him, he’s the one who came to me with the info. he’s tony, im sarah, i believed his lie and acted upon it, i acted upon it to save my tribe. thats my story for that scenario and im sticking to it. hopefully it doesnt come to that and i dont have to throw any one under the bus

so while i dont want to think long term and just round by round, i am aware that i am getting by and getting luck in the fact that i am percieved as usable. that might get me to final 5, but idk how many other ppl’s end game plans i am in. so im just aware of that fact, but i have a long ways til then, its just something to think about

so once again, my tribe is in the middle for this vote. im not going to make the mistake this time as last time and talk to OW members. Act now, apolgize later. i already have my story i am going to say to marcelo and by proxy dave. Aaron and i talked today and michael and leif didnt vote with ACOW, they barely talk in the thread, its hard to trust them. While I trust marcelo and dave, i dont other members of their tribe. I trust heeral and naomi and jeremy to work with me at this juncture of the game. the only thing now is to get efe and fiona on board. plus, going with heeral’s tribe insures jason doesnt go tell the plan anyway to heeral and naomi. hopefully this vote stays simple. last round was too stressful. but its not survivor, if you arent thinking and stressing.

my next move if my tribe is successful is to bring fiona into ourgroup of me aaron and efe because we have to prevent a 3-3 tie at another tribal.

this is a huge risk going with heeral’s tribe, i hope marcelo can forgive me but i trust him i dont trust members of his tribe. im going to explain look: (1) we fear leif has an idol, (2) michael and leif dont talk, (3) i made sure your name wasnt being tossed out there, (4) im going totry and get you on my tribe. i hope we come out unharmed.

like i said before, im playing dangerously, b/c i mgiht lose my second chance with marcelo anddave on the trust scale. but if i go with them , i go against heeral naomi and the seriel orger crowd and i did that once in a game and once you lose their trust, its really gone

the pro to going with naomis and heerals tribe is my tribe is the weakest tribe, ideally everyone will want to work with us b/c we arent threats. people will want to use us and mainly use me. everyone else will be taken out before us ideally.

i hate this, i hate this position. the ACOW alliance wants to vote heeral. i had to go along with it but it just doesnt feel right. i know heeral is a strong player but i have gotten to become friends with heeral and naomi. its just frusterating b/c i dont trust lief or michael, i feel like they are planning something. this dissolve a tribe thing really f—s things up b/c i cant be loyal to marcelo and dave at the same time as naomi and heeral. if i want to vote out leif i got against heeral and naomi

so im talking to efe and marcelo, and we might have an in. marcelo is still worried that leif, michael and dave wont vote with ACOW2, this is perfect, this gives aaron myself and efe an out. we can vote with heeral’s tribe and blame our votes on leif michael and dave. we would have to vote for kj for that plan to work

I’m worried to tell heeral’s tribe that OW thinks we are with them, because if your the swing vote you don’t tell someone you are the swing vote. I just have to hope if the votes get out on my tribe that the votes don’t turn onto me

Also I’m amazed at the amount of information Cameron has. In a game where knowledge is power he is like a king, he isn’t even at tribal yet he knows what’s going on

here are the pros and cons for voting with heerals tribe vs. the ow tribe

heerals tribe: is very strong and dissolving them is good for everyone

ow tribe: michael and lief cantbe trusted, they are weak like my tribe. and there is a suspciion that leif got the penalty clue before my tribe so if we want it we need to vote him out.

heerals tribe: lots of connections, naomi has the mutiny trigger, ppl want that thing gone.

here’s the problem with this vote and its kinda an inherent thing with orgs. orgs are such a meta game. if we vote out heeral, we have lister naomi and everyone they are with mad at us. they all talk, they all skype. in a games where numbers are only good if they are loyal, this wouldnt keep jason loyal. i have gone against “serial orgers” once before and it didnt end up good. plus heeral naomi and jeremy will always be bigger threats than me efe and aaron. I get taking out big threats but sooner or later we become the big threat. at some point yes we need to take out heeral and naomi but everyone has to be taken out.

but i getwhat efe is saying, heeral’s tribe is really quiet. that is scary. maybe they have an idol, then we defintily want to be on the side with the idol. there has been three tribal councils so no chance Leif has the rogue idol yet so might as well get him out before he can get it. if they are being quiet, either heeral has an idol so we should vote with them or they are flat out voting against us.

if we vote out Leif, i think i can spin it to marcelo. while i dont know him that well, i think i have a way of getting his trust back easier than with heeral and naomi, because with them its a case of the boy who cried wolf.

im sorry if this is alot of repetive stuff but i just need to work out all my option

s

also cameron, he is really pushing to vote out naomi, he makes good arguments. but im too keen on having him involved in our tribal councils. its what is best for us and me not whats in his best interest. he is a nice guy but it just makes everyone paranoid when he is so invovled

so i could very well be the one going home to us b/c im very afriad of heeral pulling in Jason voting whoever they want and my tribe and ow splitting the vote and its me going home. im very afraid. i just have to in trust in my allies. i dont want to make aaron who is suppose to be my number 1 ally mad.

vote: (Leif)-reason: you went against us last round and you may have the idol, aint nobody have time for idols, aint no body have time for shady buisness

I’ll explain stuff tomorrow Logan

I guess you don’t have to worry about me sending a s— done of confessionals anymore and spamming you with paranoia filled confessionals

LEIF,

god i hate lying about the hinky vote…

especially lying to my true allies

idk who to tell now because idk if lister will accept the fact that i cost us to lose a number just to get 1 step closer into getting an idol

which could have already been taken ugh

considering this is second tc tho i was the only rogue vote so that means im the only one so far but who is to say if the mission is different for everyone?

oh yeah can i ask you that? is the mission different for everyone or is this information classified?

oh ok at least i know that thanks!

so which means im the only rogue vote this round and i can be assured im one step closer to that idol.

i will have to tell lister tho should i get that idol

im glad we got dave though. i think hes gonna be a solid ally for me other than mike or marcelo

mike i think i still can trust him and i honestly believe he voted fiona but i know people will suspect him

at least i told dave that i blame mike for the jason vote

they cannot know that vote was me for sure

marcelo did come talking to me afterwards telling me that he would have told me about the eamon vote which tells me he still wants me to trust him

lol everyones giving me the cold shoulder, either i am the vote or no one wants to tell me whats going on

im torn between carrying out my next rogue vote and ensuring we dont lose in this vote

i was careless last time and never thought about the consequences of what i did but i have to be careful this time especially if my name is up in the air

so its gonna be a counter blindside to a blindside

im sure you will love this tc even more IF and only IF it works properly

i will hold off on rogue voting for now as i know this one can be very very close

**AFTER VOTE IS ARCHIVED**

*nervous*

well darn, i could have done the rogue vote

marcelo is running around now trying to figure out the vote and mike the stupid kid just spilled the beans on us

why the heck throw us under the bus like that

after all the effort we did to keep it under wraps

this is gonna suck moving forward

LISTER,

Now the only trick will be if this is the REAL puzzle idol or not

Here’s a fake puzzle code: %*^1234567~SCWLPUZZLEIDOL~7654321^*%

Oh damnit hang on

I assume the tilde is okay then since it was in the original code

12S34C56W7L~PUZZLE IDOL ~L7W65C43S21

Then it must be the real idol since the original code has a symbol in it. Goody goody for me!

REAL Fake clue (no symbols): 12S34C56W7LPUZZLEIDOLL7W65C43S21

Oh. Dave told me he got to make a fake idol using only letters so mine might not be real. F—. Goddamnit Logan. I am shaking my fist in protest at you

CONFESSIONAL:

So Marcelo teamed up with Jessica and voted out Eamon. Good job buddy, you’ve just made a handful of enemies. I was never really that keen on working with you, but I had to reason to go against you until now. Marcelo talked about how he was scared that Jessica was going to get mad at him well who freakin cares. She’s not on your damn tribe. It’s pretty obvious now though that those two have a cross-tribal alliance going and I wouldn’t be surprised if KJ is involved in it as well.

So PA is dissolved and the curse of SUPA is back with a vengeance with both SU and PA being dissolved first. Ugh. So my great tribe that I felt super safe on is now dead and gone. I got chosen for the KY tribe, Naomi got picked up by CO, Dave went to OW or as I like to call it the Season 2 tribe and by default the AC tribe got Jason.

I’m really glad though that I got chosen for the KY tribe. It’s the tribe that I felt the best with. CO would have been a decent choice as well but KY is strong and I have multiple people I can connect with. Brian and I are working together as you probably could have predicted and I also have connections to DQ and Christian. Haven’t gotten the chance to talk to DQ yet though. I’m trying to keep my head down and my nose to the ground to start with on this new tribe. If I start going around to everybody and being all gamebotty then it’s only going to draw a target on my back so for now I’m just putting on the mask of the strong challenge performer who is loyal to KY.

I’ve also been making connections with Rudez since the Cast Reveal. She’s a great person to talk to. I love that I’m on her tribe. As soon as the results went up for Tribal that Eamon was going I immediately messaged her about my tribe being dissolved. I never explicitly said to her that I wanted her to pick me but I wanted to be very friendly and open with her so that she would want me. She also never explicitly said that she was going to pick me but based on the things she said like “I’m sure any tribe would love to have you” accompanied with smily faces and winky faces I’m pretty sure she was trying to signal to me that I was going to join her tribe.

But there is one person on this tribe I haven’t talked about yet. Cameron. Going into this season I was very interested in working with Cameron. Not because I thought I could fool him and manipulate him into doing whatever I wanted, but because I thought I could connect with him and start an alliance based on mutual respect and trust. Welllllllllll it doesn’t seem that that is going to happen. Since the cast reveal I’ve been hearing things about Cameron. About how he didn’t want me on his tribe and how he wanted to force me and Heeral to go against each other even though I only talked about voting her out in my opening bio because it was a safe and easy answer. Heeral and I might go at it in the game but doing it now would be stupid. I’ve also heard from Leif that Cameron is gunning for the season 2 cast members. Apparently he doesn’t like just how many of us there are despite not realizing that there are just as many people here from season 5. This is why I told Dave that a season 2 alliance would be shaky at best because we were going to be targeted early.

But the biggest thing that Cameron has done that has shown me that he doesn’t want me around occurred today. Just a couple hours before I started writing this confessional I get a message from Brian and he told me that Cameron had just created a message thread between everyone on the KY tribe except for myself. He didn’t tell me what was said in it but he didn’t need to. The fact that Cameron excluded me from this thread is a clear sign that he doesn’t want me on his tribe or in this game. Okay Cameron, you want to come after me? That’s fine. But you should never let your prey know what you are up to. Did you really think that with people knowing you were gunning for season 2 people that Brian wouldn’t come to me and tell me about this thread?

Rudez also messaged me about the thread shortly after Brian did and I had much the same conversation that I had with Brian about how Cameron has been acting weird with me since the start. Shortly after I started talking with her, Cameron actually messaged me. Nothing too big, nothing about the thread. Just general chit-chat about the game. Nothing about our actual tribe other than “yay we’re strong go team!” All very suspect. Rudez also found it interesting that that conversation with Cameron was the first time he had messaged me since I joined his tribe. Now he did have finals he was doing but considering he also was posting in PoS during the challenge yesterday… a message doesn’t take that long to send. Rudez has also told Brian that she’s gotten weird vibes from Cameron.

So needless to say I’m keeping a very watchful eye on Cameron. I do not trust him. I would very much say that he is getting close to over-playing. Rudez, Brian and I are all in agreement that the way it looks to us is that after last season and what happened with Matt and co., Cameron feels like he needs to prove himself and so he’s playing hard from the start and wants to be the manipulator and make things go his way. Now maybe I’m wrong in my assessment but that’s just how I see things and from what Rudez and Brian have told me they are getting the same feeling.

If I had my choice of who to vote out right now from my tribe it would be Cameron. I can’t be on a tribe with somebody who created a tribal message thread and excludes only me. That s— doesn’t fly. Also, Brian rightfully pointed out that Cameron is trying to make people forget that he’s not an original KY member. He’s just as much a foreigner as I am and to target me is stupid.

Don’t really have much to say about the challlenge. I enjoyed it and it was a little too close for comfort. Thank god Rudez had The Tiebreaker and used it this round or we may have been heading to Tribal ourselves.

Dave is nervous that he could be in trouble and Heeral is nervous that she could be in trouble. I told Dave to try and target either Marcelo or Jessica since they were the perpetrators last round and Jessica is, much like Cameron, trying super hard to prove herself. She’s playing hard very fast and she is dangerous. I told Dave to talk to Heeral and Naomi about possibly voting her out or maybe Marcelo. While talking to him about this I was also on a skype call with Heeral and a few people outside the game and I brought up the idea to her. She was reluctant last night saying she and Jessica were getting along and she didn’t want to try and ruin that. It’s a game though. If someone doesn’t want to be friends with you because you voted them out or you made a move against them then they weren’t a true friend to begin with. Friendships shouldn’t hinge upon whether one of you votes each other out in a game. I’ve betrayed Naomi constantly in orgs and yet we’re still friends.

Heeral is concerned though that she might not have the numbers. Way I see it if her entire tribe votes Jessica and if Dave, Leif and maybe Michael from OW do as well then perhaps Jason on AC that should be enough. She’s still not sure though.

Although. Just a few hours ago I got a message from her saying that “my wish was being granted.” Heeral is still nervous that she may not have the numbers and she is pretty sure that if Jessica doesn’t get voted out that it will be her instead which I’d really rather not have happen.

So Jessica, if you’re ready this blog after the game is over and you got voted out this round, sorry but it was because I pushed Heeral and Dave to you and they brought people together. You played very hard at the start and in return it drew a large target on your back. Don’t think you were voted out because you were weak, it’s because we felt threatended by you. On the flip side though if you’re reading this and you didn’t get voted out this round and you instead pulled off a strong move and flipped the tables against Heeral then my hat is off to you and I merely say, “Good job.”

Sooooo since you didn’t say that my confessional has been archived yet any chance I could get you to strike those last three paragraphs from it? Knowing Jessica I don’t want her to start having a cry fest over what I said and I’m pretty sure she would if she read that.

LYNDSAY,

When people actually start talking to me and when I actually start doing s—, you’ll get confessionals

MARCELO,

i want to use my medalion please

and I would like to sit out please and thanks

jessica frey

May i ask for the penalty idol?

Excuse my english

What is a rougue vote?

Got it. So this mission could already be happening?

And only one person wins the idol?

Urggg

Now i get the jason vote lol

I hope it was eamon that voted for him!! That would be hilarious

What are the rules for 3 vs 3 tie?

ME: Re-vote. If still tied, it goes to past votes.

urg

don’t like this

MICHAEL,

Ok I guess I should submit a confessional

So Cameron is talking to me waaaay early, talking about an alliance with me, him, and a few other people, it sounds good but I don’t trust him. He was a huge character in his previous season and I know he’s devious. I don’t want to be in an alliance with Cameron and a bunch of his friends

Then Marcelo enters the picture

I’ve always liked Marcelo, even called him out in SCWL 2 for being way smarter than he showed. So when he messages me about an alliance, I can’t say no. Cameron welcomes him, but we both have other plans

We find out other SCWL 2 players, and form a S2 alliance. We had no idea though that Leif and Eamon were also playing. But when we realize Leif was being left out, we make a new group for him as well. Eamon we discovered on opening day, too late I think to welcome him. However, me, Dave, and Marcelo can’t imagine that lister and Brian diddn’t know about the two if them, we suspect a secret APUS alliance. We decide our OOC 3 must stick together, and possibly do away with an APUS later on.

Opening day comes, thankfully Marcelo picks me, but we don’t get Dave. Oh well, we have Leif and he has lister, all should be good.

Challenge comes and we lose. I’m nervous but then all the people say it’s glo. I’m happy but Marcelo is freaking out cause he thinks it’s him. Gotta watch that.

Glo goes home, cool. Jfrey suggests a CO/OW alliance. Sounds great… Until PA loses the challenge with us. Sherri will probably fail due to inactivity though

Not so much. Sherri returns, now we need to figure out what to do

The vote is suggested as Eamon, we agree on the surface, but talking with Dave makes me decide to go with PA and vote Fiona. Marcelo agrees but complains every second he can. Every possible opening is “I don’t like this” “CO will be so mad” “Jfrey will hate me” “I’m gonna be the next target” he hates this. Eventually, Cameron talks to me, I can tell he’s pressing me to vote Eamon. Then Marcelo sends me pictures of Cameron and Eamon talking about how Eamon is voting Marcelo out.

Marcelo freaks, I agree with him to vote Eamon. Cool. Then I mess up

After I think the votes are cast, I tell Dave what happened, and he goes crazy. Insane. He loses his mind. He starts talking with us and I think about a few things, come to the conclusion that Cameron is lying and wants Eamon gone for some reason, and persuaded us to vote him out

I switch back to Fiona, just in time. Marcelo doesn’t know what to do, he’s so scared of offending someone, losing trust with someone, betraying someone. At one point he says he wants to quit

He recanted quickly, but Marcelo is definately on my list of people to watch for.

I get him to agree to switch, but then he backs out when I tell him “I don’t think you’re going home tonight” which isn’t a good enough guarantee for him. He decided to vote Eamon, make it a 7-7 tie, and then on a revote, maybe vote fiona.

Then someone votes Jason. Now Eamon is gone

I’m screwed. I don’t know what to do. I can only hope for victories from here on out. Marcelo and Dave don’t trust eachother, I don’t think Marcelo trust me. CO definately doesn’t trust me, despite what they say, and I don’t trust Cameron as far as I can throw him. My only alliance that I feel I can trust is Dave, and that’s just the two of us. I’ll have to convince Marcelo and Dave to work together, then we can maybe pull in Leif, get another S2er next round, and be back on track

Leif seems very out of everything. Marcelo won’t talk to him for some reason. I’m their middle man. Weird. I think Leif voted Jason, but I have no proof

Marcelo is crazy paranoid about every single thing. He’s afraid if he betrays Jfrey, she’s gonna be mad at him and Dave will never trust him. But he was told by Dave that if he betrays Dave, Dave will never trust him. But he betrays Dave anyway. I have no idea where Marcelo is

Dave is awesome, but overreacts to everything. He told me he was “practically in tears” at the thought of Eamon going home.

Brian is cool, smart.

Lister I like a lot

Efe seems nice but I don’t trust him

Jfrey is super cool, but I feel like she doesn’t trust me. She’s supposedly in with Dave, which would be awesome

Cameron is Russell. He wants to be devious so bad, he’s affecting vote outs that he isn’t even in. I don’t want Cameron around. As far as I’m concerned, Cameron is next

That’s all the info I have. Hopefully I’ll send another confessional soon

MORAY,

NONE

NAOMI,

ok i lied but I will try and do a confessional either today or tomorrow.

RENEE,

Well things are starting to heat up and WOW what a difference it is to be on a positive tribe that actually wins challenges! This is a far cry from UPSA in that regard but loyalty seems quite strong with the core group of KY.

We finally made an alliance thread with our original 5 and have agreed to stick together.

Alliance Name: Kickass & Young-ish

Lmao I love our name.

It consists of Rudez, Cameron, Christian, Brian and myself.

I talk to them all individually as well which is a refreshing change from games I’ve played since my first two. I genuinely like them all as well.

We are expecting to have two more additions to the tribe soon, and why Lister was not added I’m am not certain except that Cameron seems to think SCWL S2 returnees might be front runners to band together. I personally think Lister should be added to our core group in case he and Brian are tight so as he doesn’t feel excluded. I’m also surprised Lister has yet to say even one word to me this entire game. But he has always been rather quiet in general, even when we had an alliance in BBUK and made it to F3.

My strategy at this moment is similar to the first season I played of SCWL even though this time my tribe seems to have everything S4 UPSA lacked. Unity, positive feedback, team work and genuine enthusiasm for the game itself. I’m am just participating with no preconceived notions or expectations & a fun playful attitude. So far so good!

I do hope to create an F2 or F3 with Rudez and/or Cameron or perhaps even christian. We shall see what happens in the next round. But I fully intend to stay loyal to my KickAss Young-ish Alliance for as long as we can hold it together!

I havn’t even tried to find the idols or get them as they have never seemed to benefit me in any game thus far. To be fair I’ve only ever had one and I made the mistake of telling people about it so that was my fault indeed. Hopefully I can inspire enough friendships and bonds that I will fly under the radar and happily go far in the game whilst also pulling my own weight in challenges. I guess my intention is to play the social strategist that no one sees coming.

Oh and also to last longer than Jessica. LOL

Till next time

DQ

RUDEZ,

Confessional:

Well, Cameron has come to play… and I’ve decided that I’m going to let him play for as long as it suits me! I don’t have a ton of information coming in at the moment, but Cam does, and I believe he passes on a fair bit to me.. so I’m not too stressed at this very moment in time..

Getting rid of Eamon.. completely his doing.. but it was something he discussed with me.. At a stage there were 3 names on the table.. and we picked the Season 2 person! Because they were on season 2.. I liked Eamon, but he just ended up being collateral damage!

I like my tribe.. a lot!! Everyone works hard and everyone wants to win.. This next immunity win will be the most important I believe.. Cause if we go to tribal, we’re going to take fire.. but that’s okay, cause we’ll pin the fire on Cam, and he plays the puzzle idol.. and we’re fine!

So right now I’m relying on Cam quite a bit, but I’m just letting him shoot himself in the foot

where did I learn to fly?

where did you learn to fly?

“where did you learn to fly?”

lol Logan you are so awkward!! I love it

I’m 98% sure I got it first.. unless Brian is screwing me over

Confessional:

I’m a hero bitches!!! Well, that’s what my tribe was saying after the immunity challenge.. and they’re saying it cause I played the Tiebreaker successfully! It was a pretty awesome moment waking up to hear that I won the challenge for my tribe by sacrificing one of my personal items.. I think it just improved my standing within my tribe..

I have an operation that I like to call ‘Work with tjou’.. it involves taking time in a challenge to work one on one with a tribemate.. I find that working closely with someone bonds you in a way that just chatting doesn’t.. so in the first challenge I worked with Christian and he still mentions us working together.. this most recent challenge it was with Brian and I’ve noticed he’s a lot more comfortable around me.. I’m hoping to repeat the experience with Christian because we don’t have a lot in common and I need to bond with him!

Things are going a little crazy on KY at the moment.. you think 3 straight 1st place wins would make people calm down and relax a bit, but people are insisting on over strategising and therefore isolating members of the tribe..

DQ suggested to the first 5 members of KY that we make an alliance.. so that’s Me, Brian, Christian, DQ, and Cameron.

Cameron wants an alliance with Me, Christian, DQ, and one of our new members cause he’s scared of a possible S2 people alliance

My closest ally on KY is Brian, so together we have scooped up Lister.. Brian revealed to him about DQ’s alliance called ‘Kickass & Youngish’ which I didn’t think was a good idea until he blamed it on Cam.. Lister was already feeling iffy about Cam so if we can just isolate the discordance to between 2 people, it shouldn’t affect the tribe or its ability to compete in challenges.. I’ve appealed to them both to try and get to know the other for the good of the tribe..

I’ve noticed that Christian seems to be close to DQ and Cam.. this obviously bothers me as I would like to be in everyone’s inner circle.. I trust Brian almost 100% and I think our Mad Scientist alliance is really legit!

So what comes with winning challenges? Well, idol clues! There was a mad rush to be the first person to get all the clues to figure out the idol.. I know no one withheld theirs, so when I got the final clue (Lister’s through Brian), I had to assume everyone had all the clues.. I knew it was a youtube video obviously, and I knew I had to start putting capital letters into it cause Logan never makes anything easy.. and after a few mins, I found the video

The first question is, did I get there first? That brings up other questions like, who else could have it? and how long did Brian take to give me Lister’s clue? Next, I need to ask if anyone knows that I have the idol? Well, Brian knows cause I worked with him to get it.. let’s hope I can trust him with that info.. and finally, how can I use this new idol to my advantage?

Well immediately I want to use it to test Cameron.. we had a discussion earlier about if either of us finds it, I get the idol cause he has the puzzle idol.. So I’ve placed my fake idol, and have revealed all the clues to Cam.. then I said I was going out with my bf and left Cam alone with them.. however, he’s taking so long to figure out the clues, someone else could have taken my fake idol and placed their own one 10 times.. What I wanted to check is that when Cam let me know he found the video if the idol I placed was still there or if he put a fake one for me to take.. but that’ll never be definite now..

I also figured once he shared the video with me, I’d get the fake idol, share it with him, in the hopes that he’d share the puzzle idol code with me.. but this might just be a fantasy now!

Cam is getting super involved in the other tribe’s business.. This is 100% fine with me now that other tribes can’t vote us out, also if we make it to the merge, he’ll take fire!

I do feel bad using Cam in this way, we ARE friends! I’ve spoken to him almost everyday for the past 6 months and I trust him with my personal life problems etc.. but he feels he has something to prove in this game, and being controlled in the last game means he wants to be the one doing the controlling.. and he wants to win really really badly.. so I am wary, and I am taking steps to get rid of him if I need to, but don’t want to anytime soon.. it all really depends on how hard he pushes!

So time to continue with operation ‘Get to Know tjou’.. which is simple, but involves me talking to every member of the cast.. not about the game, but themselves.. they’re interesting people so it’s easy to do, but t it’s an operation cause it needs to be done too!

SERGIU,

NONE

SHERI,

NONE

7.33 Round 3 Immunity Challenge

IMMUNITY CHALLENGE #03: SURVIVOR + CELEBRITY MATCH-UP

This challenge is a true classic that has been done multiple times over the years.

You have been given photos of several celebrities and some of them are fictional characters. You can use the character they are playing shown in the photo, or their name in real life.

You will use either their first or last name to combine with another celebrity’s first or last name to create the first and last name of a Survivor player (U.S. version only). Some of them may have a solo stage name which you can use.

Once you have a full name of a Survivor, you score a point.

The tribe that scores the most points not only wins immunity, but will also be the only tribe safe from TC this round. They will have first pick of the final tribe to be dissolved, and will also receive a clue to the idol located at their camp.

Bottom three tribes will visit me at Tribal Council where you will vote out a player and dissolve the last tribe before we enter the three-tribe stage.

No, you cannot use the same photo twice.
No, you cannot create the same Survivor name twice.

I will post “IMMUNITY CHALLENGE 3 ANSWERS” thread in your camp. By the end of 10:00pm eastern Monday you must post which photo numbers you are matching up, and the Survivor player that you are creating.

TIEBREAKER #1: Guess the total number of points that all tribes will score in this challenge. Closest without going over wins the tie.

TIEBREAKER #2: Pick five numbers. The lowest non-duplicated number between the tribes tied wins the tiebreaker.

Both tiebreakers due in the “IMMUNITY CHALLENGE 3 ANSWERS” thread at the 10:00pm eastern Monday deadline as well.

PENALTY IDOL PENALTY: You lose two points.

MEDALLION OF POWER USAGE: You gain two points.

Okay. Now to the two possible ejections in play. Sheri and Moray have both missed two challenges. Sheri returned in time at TC, so for now she does not seem to be in danger of being inactive.

Moray, however, has not been seen once since Opening Day. It is strange because he was the top three or four active players in SCWL 5, sent more confessionals than virtually everyone, and never missed a challenge.

If Sheri or Moray show no signs of life by posting publicly, privately, or in their tribe camp during this challenge, they will be ejected. That will not however affect TC being canceled. There will still be a voteout at Tribal Council with the losing three tribes this round.

Given that Moray must play in this challenge, and every tribe member is receiving multiple photos, Co may very well be at a big disadvantage in this challenge.

SITTING OUT: CAMERON (Su captain), NAOMI (Pa captain), and MARCELO (Ow captain).

Photos will be sent to you shortly.

7.34 Round 3 Tribal Council

TRIBAL COUNCIL #3

A reminder that you must always answer your question at TC in order for your vote to count.

Those Without the Will to Live Chrono Trigger

(AARON)-(DAVE)-(EFE)-(FIONA)-(HEERAL)-(JASON)-(JEREMY)-(JESSICA)-(KJ)-(LEIF)-(LYNDSAY)-(MARCELO)-(MICHAEL)-(NAOMI)-(*SERGIU*)
XXX
(GLORIA)-(EAMON)-(MORAY)-(SHERI)

Above the X’s are each of your names. As long as your name is there, you are still in the game. Once your name is gone so are you which will be the case for one of you tonight.

AARON,

1. Ac did much better this round. You guys were really close to winning the immunity challenge this round. Are things starting to feel like they are on a level playing field?

I think so!! We would have won this challenge if not for Rudez’s black magic so it definitely gives me hope, at least. I think our tribe knows each other better and we are able to work together a lot easier.

DAVE,

1. Last time you were here you were a member of the Pa tribe. Now you are an absorbed member on a new tribe. What is that experience like?

It’s a lot like the first day back at school after summer holidays. You’re nervous and excited all at the same time, you see some people you recognize, and meet some others that you don’t. Nobody wants to do any work, and then at the end of the day someone gets suspended for talking out of turn

EFE,

1. Just under seventy-five percent of all players are here at this Tribal Council. Do you still strategize as a tribe to avoid being the third tribe dissolved or has it always been an individual fight each round?

As we seen in last tribal, there are both individual fights and power struggle between tribes. It’s gonna be interesting

FIONA,

1. Everyone seemed to be much more suited for this challenge. Do you think that these first few rounds are not only a matter of the players getting settled in, but perhaps the host finding a rhythm with the players as well?

In our case, dealing with 3 time zones, it was difficult to coordinate, this challenge put us on even ground, and it’s sad we lost because of the tiebreaker

HEERAL,

1. Tough challenges mean you have spread out scores. Easier challenges mean the scores are much closer. Is there really a way to design the ‘perfect’ challenge in Survivor games?

I don’t think so. I think it’s more about creating the perfect tribe and making sure you have diverse players who have a diverse set of strengths. If you’ve got that, it shouldn’t matter what the challenge is because you’ll have someone who can lead the tribe to produce a good score.

JASON,

1. Eamon and Fiona received 13 out of the 14 votes. You received that lone vote. If it went against Fiona, we may have been stuck resolving a 7-7 tie. Has the vote against you lingered into this third round?

I think that was Sheri’s vote and she just voted whoever because she hadn’t been around. Why she chose me? idk, but I’m not going to let it phase me. So no, it hasn’t lingered into this round

JEREMY,

1. How do you determine who are the biggest threats? Because the players you deem threatening and boot are suddenly powerless while the players you may be ignoring are suddenly in the best position of everyone in this game.

It’s all-stars, everyone is a threat in their own way

There are so many things that need to be considered when deciding how to vote. The biggest threat at the moment isn’t a player but the danger of having the tribe dissolved. OW and AC have been to both tribal councils together and have survived, which is a little worrisome. I am hoping that there are cracks somewhere and that my tribe will survive this round intact.

JESSICA,

1. Entering round four, you will have the Medallion of Power. It has been used three times, and all three times it has been ineffective. Have you analyzed the strategy behind it now that you will be carrying it into round four?

well it seems like it has been kinda a bad luck charm, so much for the luck of the irish but im still very grateful my tribe has it. i feel like the strategy is to use it when you need it and if it helps it helps. it is a good tool to have but not something to rest on your laurels once you do have it.

KJ,

1. How do Moray’s and Sheri’s ejections influence this Tribal Council? Because I am guessing everyone thought at least one of the two would make their presence known during the challenge.

Obviously it brings the numbers down. I am surprised about Sheri. I cannot speak for Moray.

LEIF,

1. Do you think players are preparing for their tribe to be dissolved and are already scoping out which of the other three tribes they want to become a member of in the next round?

Not that I am aware of.

LYNDSAY,

1. The Ky tribe has won all three immunity challenges so far. You experienced what it was like to win virtually every tribal challenge last season. What are the downsides that Ky could be facing right now but do not even realize right now?

I can say that they’re all challenge whores, and we all know what happens to challenge whores once they lose? Or IF they lose. I think winning so much just puts a huge target onto their backs, even if we do love them

MARCELO,

1. For the first time in SCWL history, a tribe was disqualified from a challenge due to a player sitting out being caught aiding in the challenge. Not only that, but the Medallion of Power has been sent away from the tribe for a second time this game. What was the reaction like to your actions this round?

I haven’t heard anything. 😦

MICHAEL,

1. There were three tribes at the last Tribal Council, but it came down to only two candidates and the vote was split down the middle. That means it was impossible for two tribes to gang up on one. Why did the last vote play out the way it did?

Because some people made certain bad decisions on faith, others made bad decisions on the manipulation a of others, and aone people made great decisions based on logic.

NAOMI,

1. Several of these players are not familiar with one another. How much of your analysis of other players comes from reputation and how much of it is based on your own personal instinct? Do you think players at the end of the game will feel like they let one influence them too much over the other?

Honestly….coming into an all stars game, people are going to be looking at peoples reputations. For me, I like to go from a clean slate each game but there are certain players you may be more wary of. Especially those you don’t know enough. They can be more dangerous. And possibly. Depends if people let past relationships and history influence their vote… Like basically every vote at Spau in S5

SERGIU,

1. You sit here with the talisman thanks to Eamon. Do you think that has forced players to start factoring into who they send to MGI as well?

Think so  It should be on peopls minds.. but it should be a deciding factor… with so many people left in the game it doesnt really matter who has immunity

***

When you vote, please format it in the following manner:

VOTE: (Logan)
REASON: Have you noticed that -you- have never voted? We keep voting for you, but all you have done in all seven seasons is self-vote. I do not understand how you have survived the TC inactivity rule every single season. Something fishy is going on here. Hopefully my 15 person alliance against you will do the trick once and for all.

Okay. Sergiu has the talisman. You cannot vote for Sergiu. The other fourteen of you are fair game. Between now and 3:00am eastern Wednesday (24 hours 52 minutes from now), it is time to vote. Co, Ow, and Ac tribes, you’re up.

VOTING

Corridors of Time Chrono Trigger music

AARON,

VOTE: (LEIF) REASON: That tribe wants us to vote for Heeral but she is one of my closest friends and Leif voted against our tribe last round. I think this is the best move for our tribe

Also I made a mistake in thinking Dave Bronson was on Heeral’s tribe and talking to him about the plan while he was thinking the vote was for Heeral. Luckily, I think he thinks I’m just an airhead and won’t do anything. But either way, nothing will change

If its not, I want to switch to Heeral

DAVE,

VOTE: -<(Jessica Frey)>-
REASON: Jessica, I truly respect and admire you. But from the moment Marcelo showed more allegiance to you than he did to me, you became an enemy. No hard feelings?

EFE,

Vote: Heeral
You seem like a fun girl but you are a power player and It’s a good chance to vote smo. like you this round.

FIONA,

VOTE: (HEERAL)
REASON: Making a move to get rid of one he bigger and most powerful players and hoping the idiot in my alliance who voted for me last time doesnt do the same thing this time.

HEERAL,

VOTE: (Jessica)
REASON: 1. you have the MoP so we can get rid of that 2. I like you but you are playing way too hard way too fast. Had you not tried to come after me, this wouldn’t be happening. 3. You’ve screwed over a lot of people this early and that’s just made a ton of enemies for you. Sorry girl.

JASON,

Vote: Jessica

Reason: You tried to f— with PA, and I’m still 100% loyal to those guys, and if it means voting to dissolve my own tribe, so be it

JEREMY,

Vote: Jess
I wish we could have worked together but you are the biggest threat atm. Sorry to do this.

JESSICA,

Vote: (heeral)
because you can blame lister if this plan goes through

KJ,

Vote: Heeral
Reason: Because we are in the process of taking out big threats. You are one of them.

LEIF,

vote: (Jessica)

Reason: Well you’re a twofaced liar, i never could trust you after what you did to me in another game. So I’ll show you the way you showed how to lie to my face

LYNDSAY,

I would like to cast my vote for Jessica!

MARCELO,

Vote: Heeral

MICHAEL,

Vote: Jessica
Reason: plans change and you’re dangerous. My main ally trusts you too much and I can have that. I like you a lot personally, but you gotta go. I just hope I’m not being lied to

NAOMI,

ok i lied but I will try and do a confessional either today or tomorrow.

But I will be voting Jess please. Sweetie, I love you…. But you are playing a f—ing dangerous game right now. You need to go. It worked the first time, but hopefully this time both other tribes wise up to what you were trying to do.

SERGIU,

Vote: Jessica

Reason: Screw me once, shame on you, screw me twice shame on me…

VOTE REVEAL

Boss Battle 2 Chrono Trigger Music

If anybody has the hidden immunity idol and decided to play it, now would be the time I would reveal it.
.
.
.
.
Okay. Once the votes are read, the decision is final and the person voted out will be removed from the group almost immediately. I’ll read the votes.
.
.
.
FIRST VOTE:
.
.
.
.
(Jessica)
.
.
One vote Jessica.
.
.
.
SECOND VOTE:
.
.
.
(Jessica)
.
.
Tied. One vote Jessica one vote Heeral.
.
.
.
THIRD VOTE:
.
.
.
(Heeral)
.
.
.
Two votes Heeral, one vote Jessica.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
(Jessica Frey)
.
.
Tied. Two votes Heeral, two votes Jessica.
.
.
.
FIFTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Heeral)
.
.
.
Three votes Heeral, two votes Jessica.
.
.
.
SIXTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(HEERAL)
.
.
.
Four votes Heeral, two votes Jessica.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
(Jessica)
.
.
.
Four votes Heeral, three votes Jessica.
.
.
.
EIGHTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Jess)
.
.
.
Tied again. Four votes Heeral, four votes Jessica.
.
.
.
NINTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Heeral)
.
.
.
Five votes Heeral, four votes Jessica.
.
.
.
TENTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Jessica)
.
.
.
Tied yet again. Five votes Heeral, five votes Jessica. It is a slugfest between SCWL 4’s Jessica and Heeral once again.
.
.
.
.
ELEVENTH VOTE:
.
.
.
.
(Jessica!)
.
.
.
Six votes Jessica, five votes Heeral. Four votes left.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
.
(Heeral)
.
.
.
Tied yet freakin’ again. Six votes Jessica. Six votes Heeral. Three votes left.
.
.
.
.
.
VOTE NUMBER THIRTEEN:
.
.
.
.
(Jessica)
.
.
.
Seven votes Jessica, six votes Heeral. Two votes left.
.
.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Third person voted out of SCWL 7: All Stars:
.
.
.
.
(Jessica)
.
.
.
Jessica, the tribe has spoken.
.
(XXXXXXX)
.
It’s time for you to go.

EFE: Ac is disolved  good bye jess, I am so glad that I met you

KJ: Jessica Frey 😦

HEERAL: No season 4 repeat this time! good game Jess!

JESSICA:  i guess im just not datable oh well

JASON: Jessica ❤ 😦

ME: Here we are in round three and you just voted out someone who not only held The Gambler, but also the Medallion of Power.

In the space of one round we had two ejections, a player voted out, two items used, and two items flushed out of the game.

In addition, Ac will now be dissolved. It does indeed appear that the first phase of the game is over. Maybe things will be calmer as you enter the second phase. . .or maybe not. For now, you have no choice but to embrace the unpredictable nature of SCWL. Hope you enjoy it.

AARON: Bye Jess 😦

AARON: We gots us some bitch ass bitches up in hurr

7.35 Round 3 Blog

THE BACHELORETTE PART TWO

Again, I agree with everyone’s picks. It seemed to fit everyone’s game plan. If I was Heeral I would have picked Dave, but you cannot go wrong with choosing Naomi either. Naomi and Dave already face the pain of being split up.

3 TRIBES GOING TO TC OUT OF 4

I debated about this back and forth before the game. Is one tribal immunity up for grabs while the other three tribes lose just a bit too extreme? There’s bound to be 14-16 people going, and a big threat is likely to be taken out in an arguably unfair scenario.

But in terms of symmetry and having everything even out in its structure for the season, I decided before the game to go ahead with only one tribe holding immunity. Especially when we will only have one double boot round with three tribes down the road.

KY FEELS PRESSURED TO WIN THIS CHALLENGE

If they lose, they assume somebody would have gone home from their tribe. I don’t know if that’s the case considering the number of cross-tribal connections Cameron, Lister, Brian, and to a lesser extent Rudez had all had built by this point, but their ability to finish in the top in back-to-back challenges probably made other tribes think that dissolving them would be a great long term plan.

Two out of four tribes were essentially screwed from winning this challenge.

OW THE INACTIVITY HURTS

Since Sheri sat out of last challenge, she had to play in this one. In tribal challenges, nearly half of them require each member being sent “a part of the puzzle” or a piece of information that will greatly aid in a tribe to solve it. You can’t always rely on your most active player to literally carry their tribe to an immunity win.

Splitting up info like this always ensures that inactive or somewhat inactive players will always put their tribe at a disadvantage, and be in the realistic position of being viewed as a weak player in challenges.

Sheri may have re-appeared for two seconds from the shadows to cast the fatal vote for Eamon, but goes back in hiding and sinks Ow.

Also, Ow drove me freakin’ nuts this round. The challenge had to be somewhat delayed because they could not pick someone to sit out. Eventually Marcelo volunteered to sit out because nobody else was online.

Obviously this was an even bigger error because if you are the only one online and somebody needs to sit out. . .chances are you would be wise to sit someone who is not there to play.

This was the first time where the decision regarding sit outs delayed a challenge. And in a stranger twist, we will see a more extreme case of this occur in a couple of rounds.

CO LOSING OUT DUE TO A SCOTTISH MOVE

And Co did not have the option of sitting out Moray again either. Naomi, the captain they just drafted, was the person who did not play. Moray never relayed his information either.

AC FINALLY DOING WELL AT A CHALLENGE AND FIGHTS TO A DRAW

Yes, Ac went from being dead last both challenges to being right up there with Ky. Ac even made changes right before the end to make it a tie. But Rudez played hard this round because. . .

RUDEZ USES THE TIEBREAKER PERFECTLY

An Opening Day item was timed perfectly by Rudez. I know Rudez was upset that she was ranked as next to go in my previous episode’s rankings, but this is exactly why. I think Rudez had a high chance of going home if Ky went to TC this round.

But she did it. She sensed a tie was coming, and thought round three was a key round to play this item. Was it too early? Who knows. But she sacrificed her item to preserve the Ky tribe, and received a third tribal idol clue in the process.

And if you know what comes next, Rudez not using that Tiebreaker could have really changed the game for those on Ac.

MARCELO WASTES THE MEDALLION OF POWER AND ASKS FOR PENALTY. . .?

And I never understood why Marcelo used MoP. His tribe was already screwed out of winning immunity. He gives it away to Jessica to maintain that bond.

But what’s even more puzzling is he cancels it out by asking for the penalty and access the rogue idol mission. Why not just hang onto the dang MoP once your inactive is ejected, and after you have the rogue idol mission in hands?

Sometimes I have a tough time reading into Marcelo’s motives. And yes, Marcelo’s edit will cool down very soon. But not before it blows up more than ever. Marcelo’s storyline of being involved with everyone’s plans is something I continue to be surprised about as the game progresses.

THE EJECTIONS HANDED DOWN BUT TC STILL ON

Because the ejections came in a challenge rather than at the end of Tribal Council, three tribes still had to go to Tribal Council.

Sheri goes home because her son going in and out of the hospital distracted her from the game, and ultimately re-lived a piece of SCWL history that did not occur since SCWL 3. KJ is alreayd last SCWL 3 player standing.

Unfortunately the SCWL 3 humiliation has one final chapter in this game.

Moray was moving when Week Zero was about to close, and did not finish moving until roughly round four or five. He miscalculated his ability to access the Internet, and that two week gap sadly put him out of the game. I know it killed Moray that he had to miss out on the all-star game.

And it was painful for Heeral that Moray had to miss this.

But they’re gone, and with the exception of one obvious boot in a couple of rounds, inactivity does not really enter the picture.

Also, that is why I wanted to have a cast of 25. I figured in all-star games that a couple or a few returning players would be inactive because they may be coming back due to feeling obligated rather than because they genuinely want to play.

RUDEZ FINDS AN IDOL SHE CAN KEEP. . .FAKE CODES ALL AROUND

Rudez has the Ky idol. Others try to claim it, but are too late to the party. Fake codes are put into play.

Oh, and that Puzzle Idol now has fake codes in play for Lister and Dave too.

With three tribes preparing to be set in stone, and fake codes circulating as two real idols are claimed, we appear to be entering the second phase of the game.

Let’s just take a second and think about how much of a roll Rudez was on this round. Tiebreaker usage and claiming both idols in this game. It is tragic she could not keep both.

JESSICA VS HEERAL: PART TWO!

But first we have a crazy Tribal Council to attend!

Many players who went 2/2 in elimination votes so far this season will all ruin their perfect run this TC.

Once again, a ton of vote switches, deciding which allies can help them short term or long term, which tribes they want dissolved, and figuring out where players’ past and current loyalties lie made this complicated.

Oh, and the fact there was a whopping fifteen players attending Tribal Council. In all other seasons, we never have more than eleven people at Tribal Council. I can assure you that unless we get up to SCWL 15 or 20 or 30, that fifteen people attending one Tribal Council is a record that will stand.

I know Efe or Marcelo or Leif were all considered targets. Cameron wanted Naomi out. Sadly this is not a TC where he can eliminate somebody without being present for the second round in a row.

It was odd to see both Heeral and Jessica appear uncomfortable with voting each other out this round, but decided it had to be done regardless. These two cannot get along in the SCWL universe for too long. They rallied their troops. If Jessica voted with majority, she should have the necessary 8-person majority, but now she has only seven due to Sheri’s ejection.

LEIF AND JASON ARE THE SWING VOTES TO DETHRONE JESSICA

Jason was the only person to vote for Eamon this round but switch to Jessica this round. His own new captain.

Leif, who rogue voted Jason last round, put down Jessica this round to oppose his captain, Marcelo.

And just like that, Jessica goes from third place finisher in SCWL 4 to third voted out of SCWL All Stars. She not only takes down the Ac name, but Marcelo’s Medallion of Power and The Gambler go down with her.

I must applaud Jessica for putting a ton of time into her short run here in SCWL 7. Ac was unified until they received Jason against their will, Rudez outplaying them in a challenge, and Leif standing up for himself despite Marcelo’s wishes are what send her out of this game.

If Jessica was viewed for being too complacent in SCWL 4 and having no chance of winning, perhaps she was voted out early in SCWL All Stars for being too dominating. She is a name I threw down as being a likely early boot for this exact reason, and sure enough, that’s what happened. Just a bit earlier than expected.

I think Jessica greatly redeemed herself from SCWL 4. For SCWL 12, she just needs to learn that you can find a happy medium between general and recruit in the SCWL environment.

NO, ITEMS ARE NOT BROUGHT BACK

Survivor loves re-hiding items. I don’t because it has no choice but be an inconsistent pattern. Just examine Survivor from Guatemala to the present. Some seasons will always ensure an idol is re-hidden until day 36. Other seasons will ensure up to two idols are re-hidden up to a certain point. Other seasons will allow them to be re-hidden multiple times up to day 36. Some seasons refuse to re-hide idols at all.

Here, since I never planned to introduce another Gambler or Medallion of Power later on in the season, it’s done. MoP is not resting in Kim’s pocket for 38 days, and The Gambler will not be miraculously used to save an ailing minority alliance for a second season in a row.

Oh, and Rudez used The Tiebreaker. Three items dumped just like that. Suddenly Naomi’s Mutiny Trigger is looking really good right now.

AC PREPARES TO BREAK UP

Fiona, Aaron, Efe, and Jason will now be split among the three tribes. These three tribes will be in play for the next several rounds of the game. Well, it was supposed to be several rounds, but two ejections messed that length up. 😛

RANDOM BOOT LIST IS TRULY RANDOM

Seriously, I have no idea what will go down here. I guess Naomi-Heeral-Lister-Jason will be targeted because Jessica is gone thanks to Jason, but we do know there will be a ton of other factors entering the equation soon, yes?

7.36 Round 3 Boot List Prediction

20: DAVE
19: AARON
18: CAMERON
17: MICHAEL
16: FIONA
15: LEIF
14: JEREMY
13: HEERAL
12: SERGIU
11: CHRISTIAN
10: RUDEZ
09: EFE
08: MARCELO
07: RENEE
06: LISTER
05: KJ
04: NAOMI
03: LYNDSAY
02: JASON
01: BRIAN

7.37 Next Time on SCWL. . .

– It’s time for the last tribal dissolve as Efe, Fiona, Aaron, and Jason part ways. And the three tribes are split amongst three distinct eras of SCWL’s history.
– But now the three tribes are set, and with two inactive players ejected, fewer numbers means there is little room to hide on all three tribes.
– An old school SCWL twist returns after three seasons in hiding, and one player’s paranoia will single-handedly send one tribe to Tribal Council.
– A nasty Tribal Council will produce a shocking result, and send one frontrunner to the rails much earlier than anticipated.

7.40 Round 3 Summary

SU—

Dissolved.

PA—

Dissolved.

CO—

1. HEERAL DESAI (Extra Hint for Puzzle Idol)

2. JEREMY BELL

3. LYNDSAY SHERRY

Drafted from SU 3rd: SERGIU ZABLAU

Drafted from Pa 2nd: NAOMI SOWARD (Mutiny Trigger)

Drafted from Ac 2nd: EFE KARANISOGLU

OW—

1. MARCELO CAMPOS (MoP)

2. MICHAEL GRAGA

3. LEIF BORNALES

4. KJ BOCK

Drafted from Pa 3rd: DAVE BRONSON

Drafted from Ac 3rd: FIONA “SMITH”

AC—

Dissolved.

KY— (2 tribal idol clues)

1. RUDEZ MERKS (The Tiebreaker)

2. BRIAN WHITEHEAD

3. CHRISTIAN FUENTES

4. RENEE DQ HIGLEY

Drafted from Su 1st: CAMERON JOHNSON

Drafted from Pa 1st: LISTER POTTER III

Drafted from Ac 1st: AARON FRAZEE

Received from Ac by default: JASON STEPHENS

MGI—

24th Place Malaysian: EAMON JAWATIN

21st Place Intern: JESSICA FREY (The Gambler + Medallion of Power)

OUT:

25th Place Goddess: GLORIA QUERY

23rd Place Scottish Fellow: MORAY JAMES (Ejected)

22nd Place Mama: SHERI MARTINEZ (Ejected)

Date: March 19 to March 23

Immunity Challenge IV: Dark Knight Returns

Results: Marcelo requests the talisman. Sends his own tribe to TC.

Reward: Ky wins fourth clue for tribal idol.

Tribal Council: Ow

Immune: Marcelo

Player Voted Out: KJ

Vote Count: 3-2-Marcelo no vote

 

7.41 Previously on SCWL. . .

– The Pa tribe was dissolved, once again mixing up the tribes.

– Ky became concerned when it was confirmed that three out of four tribes would be heading to Tribal Council, putting everyone on edge.

– But the game’s complexion would change as Moray and Sheri would be ejected for inactivity. The number of ejected players in SCWL history increased from one to three.

– Marcelo sabotaged his own tribe by sitting out while others would be away and disqualified his own tribe by publicly answering a question for the challenge, using the Medallion of Power knowing they were guaranteed to lose, and penalizing his own tribe by receiving the mission for the Rogue Idol.

– Ky continued their dominance regardless as they won their third tribal immunity challenge in a row thanks to Rudez using The Tiebreaker, and picked up the tribe’s idol in the process.

– On MGI, Eamon won the first duel by default and saved Sergiu from Tribal Council, to ensure at lone surviving member from the accused Su pre-game alliance would stay alive.

– With a record fifteen players traveling to Tribal Council, everybody was on edge as many players found themselves being targeted.

– But it was another SCWL 4 Land showdown between Heeral and Jessica. Heeral would even up this rivalry at 1-1 as Jessica would be voted out thanks to her newly drafted member Jason, and thus make Ac the third and final tribe to be dissolved.

7.42 Round 3 Confessionals

AARON,

CONFESSIONAL: I am so happy to be joining KY!! Cameron and Rudez have both become good friends of mine and I think I will be able to find a place here. Renee, Christian, and Brian have all been super nice and welcoming to me. It actually almost makes up being brutally murdered by the traitors. Which by the way they all refuse to own up to. Saying they “found out at the last minute” that the vote was going to Jessica and couldn’t switch it. SOMEONE had to be behind it

BRIAN,

“We are amazing. Astonishing. Spectacular ” – Christian Fuentes

Round 4 Confessional: I feel that all my confessionals are starting to sound a bit alike…”We added players, we won, we’re happy, Mad Scientists to the end!”…but you won’t catch me complaining about that fact! And indeed we added Aaron and Jason, neither of whom fit in my grand plans. If I were king of the game I would like to see one of them go first and use the other one as a vote to blindside Cam down the road, but this is so far from my mind now because…

We won again! 4 for 4! The Dark Knight challenge rises again! I would have expected it a little later in the season, because any tribe with strong leadership would not have had to vote against other tribe members at this point. Still, a stressful time was had by all, especially Rudez who felt helpless without being able to try to do it all herself. This led to her really over thinking things, including proposing a plan to me in which somehow we all take the idol, yet we are still trying to win immunity, which I still don’t quite get, but I’m pretty positive was uncharacteristically horrible for her…for more details see her confessional further down this page…unless you are a member of the Rudez fan club (If anyone here deserves a fan club it’s her!) in which case this is old news, and maybe you hate me now for beating her in the finals…

But that’s the way we Mad Scientists roll…we both need to seem non-threatening to others, so we use each other to bounce off any crazy ideas we may have. And we did agree yesterday to abstain from personal attacks during final tribal!

So we carefully planned out the tiebreakers for the case no one took the idol, but no need thanks to Marcelo! I tried to make him nervous about it, but I doubt I was the deciding factor, but I can’t believe that was a good move for him…People were talking about Eamon playing too hard, then Jess, and now Marcelo who has burned his season 2 bridges, so him making the top 15 would be a bit shocking…we planned the tiebreakers out with the logic that 2nd place was as good as first, but we did manage to sneak out our 4th win in a row…making sure that no other tribe has any hint of their idol’s whereabouts. Funny moment when I was talking to Rudez right after the results were posted and she’s still being nervous and I was like “um, we won!”. So we are loyal, and good, and awesome and yeah! Rudez thinks the mutiny is coming next round, I think you may hold off one more round, and Lister wonders if it will come at all, but no matter what I’m staying, and I bet people will be clamoring to join the “Tribe of Love”. Mad Scientists to the end!

CAMERON,

F—.

Well let’s see about the hint.

Give em a hint to the pikachu one

I swear I’m trapped by idiots

I want the immunity because I know Jason is gonna want the immunity, Aaron’s gonna wanna take it. That’s two right there

and no one else wants to take it

I’d like to but Rudez is pressuring me

she’s so blindly team spirit that she’s forgotten that it’s an individual game

and no matter what I say she won’t budge

and I know she’s gonna get me back if I take the immunity, which is the smart move.

So I’m really f—ed.

I don’t know if she’s just trying to run my idol out or what.

But we’re going to Tribal Council.

Efe and Lyn are BLATANTLY AT THE BOTTOM

and they refuse to

I’m trying to keep an alliance together and they won’t let me.

This kind of kum-ba-ya s— was exactly what led me to following a group of douchebags down to a 4th place humiliation

and yet, Rudez, who I expected to be brighter, is blinded by this s—.

(Also, if everyone except one KY gets immunity, can I play my idol on them at Tribal Council?)

(or would there be no Tribal nor opportunity to play an idol, which would be hugely unfair by the way)

Well I just f—ed myself.

By stumbling into an alliance.

that I think I actually might keep.

I talked to Jeremy lying about wanting to join Heeral’s alliance that I assumed he was part of

but he wasn’t

but now he wants to be

so he’s gonna tell Jason/Lister/Aaron to go for the immunity.

Rudez is already driving me nuts.

We are just not meant to play together

Jeremy told me he’s got a plan to protect me and he pulled that s—

so I tell Rudez

and she utterly ignores me

repeatedly telling me it’s not gonna happen

over and over and over just throwing my case straight out the window

it’s the same disregard that Sad Pudding showed me.

It’s downright insulting that my attempts to protect her are being met with such blatant disregard.

I should give a legit confessional.

Expect one tomorrow.

I’m glad Marcelo took my encouragement and took the idol, at least.

Tomorrow, when I give the confessional, I’ll detail this game for me so there are no mistakes as to who is running the show.

**After claiming the fake Ky idol and discovering he cannot use symbols**

Wow

you are making it very very hard for me

and I don’t just mean your Coby Archa beard

Uhm okay…

Fake: 999FLY999FLY999

DAVE,

I have so much to say, I just don’t even know how to pontificate anymore, I am so flustered. Pretty sure Marcelo is throwing challenges just to spite me at this point.

I hate being so angry and bitter in all of my confessionals, but most of my time in this game has been spent trying to recover from Marcelo’s various attempts to f— me over. Tonight I am feeling especially paranoid, as most of my alliance is being eerily quiet. And then there’s Marcelo messaging me “I am going to betrayal you so hard”. English isn’t his first language so I won’t make fun of his spelling/grammar but I will make fun of just about everything else about this stupid, paranoid lunatic. How in the world did he qualify for all stars? He did nothing his entire first season! I just wish he was playing the same way this time around, then I would feel comfortable bringing him to the end with me, does he not want to be my goat? Sigh… He’s worse than Phillip Shephard in every possible way.

It’s really hard to tell if marcelo is just trying to piss me off for s—s and giggles or if he’s actually attempting to be strategic.

I’m thinking I will play one or both of my immunity idols tonight but that could be a colossal mistake

And I’d like to use this on myself. Hopefully this one’s real because I’m paranoid as f—: ~/\/\/\~PUZZLE IDOL~/\/\/\~

And what the hell? Just in case, I’m going to play this thing (on Leif), even though Lister said it was just a stick with a face carved in it, I’m secretly hoping it’s real: 12S34C56W7LPUZZLEIDOLL7W65C43S21

The first idol (penalty idol) I will play on myself, the second idol (puzzle idol) I will play on Leif.

Let the chips fall where they may!

That worked out better than I had hoped

So i’m guessing you’re referring to the Board Game challenge you did last season that everybody bitched so much about. I’m reading the blog about it now and it seems like Matt put tons of hours researching for this challenge in order for his team to win

I’m not sure I can afford to stay up till 4 AM busting my ass like Matt did, but hopefully I can use what I’m learning in the blog to my tribe’s advantage. Apparently there was quite a bit of luck involved in this challenge, which is great because that’s the only way Ow has a chance at winning.

Of course, Ky and Co will probably team up to destroy us, even if it’s a double elimination, but I can always hope that we will find a way to win, somehow.

EFE,

Confession: Do I love my new tribe? I can’t answer this question yet but I would def. prefer to be on KY ‘Utopia’ I would call, where everyone lives happy and people are not greedy at all… There is not a such tribe anyway, maybe AC could be the one? So my point is I am not sure where I stand in this tribe yet. Lynsday is here, Woo! but she spent the whole day LYING to me while all I wanted was giving her the information and think about her position in her tribe.

The one reason I voted Heeral is because she might be in danger there. Now I’m in danger. Sergiu is close to me and even I lied to him twice, he said that he wants to work with me. The plan is me Lynds and Sergiu votes Heeral because she has alliance with lister naomi and jason. Sound awesome but I don’t think that’s the real deal. Time will tell. Old ladies will be in danger this tribal. OW is a total trainwreck and I feel sorry for Fiona. The best thing is about MGI is Jessica is there to protect me love you Jess. Other than that I really find that twist unnecessary

FIONA,

NONE

HEERAL,

NONE

JASON,

NONE

LEIF,

i havent been this alive in a game since my previous game. its possibly because i am surrounded by people that actually wants to work with me which is refreshing and surprising at the same time.

Wow what a close call! Rogue voting is gonna be harder than i thought

Dave proved today tho that he and i are in this together

Season 2 blood brothers are alive and well

And marcelo is back in his old ways lol

LISTER,

Teaser Confessional: I am starting to get REALLY pissed at people continually saying I’m in an alliance with Jason, Heeral and Naomi and that I’m just playing the Ky people and letting Heeral & Naomi tell me what to do. F— you whoever is saying this s—. F— you hard. I play my own game, not my friends. More often than not I will vote them out to better my game so f— all you guys.

Yeah. I’m pissed off right now.

LYNDSAY,

or lack thereof!

You’ll get a confessional one day, Logan! I’ve just been unexpectedly busy

MARCELO,

I loved the challenge

But im mad. If i knew people would be that stupid i would tell kj and fiona do ask for immunity too

MICHAEL,

NONE

NAOMI,

NONE

RENEE,

NONE

RUDEZ,

Confessional:

This challenge may be the best challenge I’ve ever come across.. it’s so simple, it’s so cruel! It’s a challenge designed for the selfish, the weak-willed, the short-sighted.. Which is why I’m sure it will be so successful! It is a brilliant challenge.. and I absolutely hate competing in it!

My strategy was to appeal to everyone’s pride.. I spoke about how our tribe is undefeated, how we’re the strongest tribe, how we are a target of the weaker tribes.. then I appealed in the name of logic.. how it’s too early in the game for big moves, we have a numbers advantage now but could easily lose it, how taking the immunity only keeps you safe for one tribal and then you’re a target.. and then I tried to make sure each person (except Jason cause he’s never online) feel like a part of the tribe by asking each of them for their personal help in ensuring no one else makes stupid decisions.. I believe by giving people responsibility, they’re less likely to rebel..

So this morning I wake up to a frantic Cam who’s heard from Jeremy that Aaron, Jason, and Lister are taking the talisman.. We then got into a fight because I refused to blindly believe this and react accordingly and Cam believed I was just brushing him off.. we sorted it out and then I approached Jeremy..

He gave me an interesting story.. it’s either a brilliant plan or a brilliant lie.. I’m impressed either way.. He said he was trying to convince the first 5 members of KY to take the immunity, leaving Aaron, Jason, and Lister vulnerable.. that way, he’d be ensuring his tribe immunity, while taking out one of Heeral/Naomi’s allies.. If it’s a lie and those 3 take the immunity, then good work Jeremy.. if it’s not, I’m even more impressed at what he was trying to do!

I am anxious about people taking the talisman.. I’ve tried to welcome Jason into the tribe, but we’ve just not been available at the same time.. I’ve liked Aaron since I met him, but he might just have the same gift as I do of instant likability on the internet.. I trust Lister which is scary, but I think my trust of Brian has been a good choice, so I’m using the same criteria! I don’t think anyone else is tempted.. maybe DQ or Cam, but I’m trying to be optimistic!

I actually thought I could beat the challenge.. I figured if we get rid of the distrust issue, we’d be fine.. So we attack another tribe, like CO cause they’re divided, and convince them all to take the immunity.. we then all take immunity.. and destroy them on the tiebreaker cause we’d know all 8 of us took immunity.. Well, Brian so nicely pointed out to me that the tiebreaker includes everyone in the game that took immunity.. and just one lazy member from their tribe sends us to tribal.. so nope, no beating the challenge today!

So yeah.. anxiously awaiting what happens.. hope I’ll get some confirmation out of the people who’ve been awol today.. and if I get blindsided, well it’s been a great start to this game.. let’s get dirty!!

Oh, concerning Brian’s accusations that I have no life outside of this game.. well not everyone is a born multi-tasker.. I am! I’m busy fixing up my new place and catching up with old friends and owning tribal challenges! Brian’s just lazy

Okay so cam says he submitted the idol phrase and that I should do and see if we get the same code.. Meh okay

Logan, please tell me, where did you learn to fly?

If it needs to be in quotation marks then whatever, you know what I meant

Confessional:

Cameron is an ass.. well, not most of the time, but lately!

Firstly, after Jeremy told him that Aaron, Jason and Lister were going to take the individual immunity, Cameron told me that he’s flipping.. I told him they have 3 out of 8 and then 3 out of 7 if this is the case, but Cameron would hear none of it.. Here’s what I had to deal with: “whatever, just know that if this goes exactly how I said it will I’m with them.” and later on “If the three of them take the necklace I’m probably joining them but I think you should as well.” and moments before the results were revealed “And I think I can secure you as a fifth for down the road.”

So this immediately tells me that Cameron is in this for himself (as if I didn’t know this already), that he’ll flip at a moment’s notice, and that he really doesn’t know how to be in an equal alliance.. And secure me as a fifth??? Lol, what the f—? Yes, thanks Cam for 5th place in your alliance of people you don’t even trust! You’re my hero!

Secondly, Cameron is an ass because of the KY idol.. so yes, I already have the idol, I’ve been waiting for him to figure it out so I can test him.. and he failed in his own little way! So, we receive our 4th clue earlier, Cam and I swop clues which I know has all the info we needed.. I was on my phone so I asked Cam to see if it worked (we had a deal that even if he found the idol, he’d ‘let’ me have it cause he already had the puzzle idol)..

So he tells me the phrase that I need to send to Logan.. and upon asking him if he’s sure he says: “Well I sent him the message but I’m giving you the code but you might get the same code if we both msg him… I wasn’t sure how it worked so I figure we both flood his ass. ” First of all, you’ll give me the code? How sweet! Secondly, you don’t know how this works? Bull S—! You’ve claimed at least two idols now..

Here’s what pisses me off.. Cameron was going to ‘let’ me have the idol which I never bought in the first place, but he had to make sure that it was actually his idol that he would share with me cause he’s such a gallant hero! Plus now I can’t bargain this code for the code of his puzzle idol, which he funnily enough will not share the code for.. cause that’s his idol and this one is mine..

So I know I’ve been very sarcastic, and I still love Cam to bits.. but I don’t like playing with him.. he currently has a God complex and it’s freaking annoying cause he’s walking around acting as if he is the saviour and we should all bow before him! Lyndsay is having similar problems with him treating her like a child who has never played a game before and can’t think for herself! The next time Cameron plays, especially in an all stars game, he should adjust his expectations of others.. we’re not idiots, and we’re not pawns.. and treating me like I am is going to make me vote you out!

But you know.. still love him to bits

meh about double elimination that I’m assuming is coming!

SERGIU,

Confessional #1 Since I’m a bit behind with the confessionals I’ll make a quick recap and take it from there. Since the tribes have been pick I was close with all 3 members on y tribe. Alliance with Eamon was set before the game and was happy to see Glo on our tribe. Cameron seemed nice at the beginning but I guess that’s just an apparences thing. The 4 of us promised to work together, but as I hear Cameron was on board with taking Glo out, screwing our tribe. Than not only ly to me and Eamon about having an idol and sticking together but he also ploted to blindside Eamon. Trusting him def backfired on me and Eamon.

Since I am on my own now I’ll just manage things step by step. Jess and Marcelo lied to me about the Glo vote, and apparently also to Eamon so those two are def on my hit list. At the new CO tribe I am in a decent place… we working together great and we seem nice one to the others, but apparently Heeral has and alliance with Naomi and Jason and maybe Aaron, but not sure

so need to keep those separated. Since the beginning I wanted to stay under the radar, but at the 3rd TC since apparently no1 was doing anything to stop the power spreading I guess my strategy is recruited, haha.

Sooo, Jess proposed taking Leif out, but she screwed me over once and Eamon twice so payback is a bitch. Before even talking to my tribe I chated with Leif and Michael telling them Jess is playing both sides and she HAS to go…. Apparently Michael was tight with Dave so if CO was on board we had the numbers… since they all seemd ready to make a move, I talked to Lynds and Jeremy they were all ready to make the move, and when I told Heeral that Jess is targeting her, it was easy for me to gain the numbers. I made it clear to everyone to keep it QUITE cuz Jess could have hexed a HII and we didn’t want that. With everything in motion, I managed to pull a huge blindside on Jess. After that I had no intention of letting Heeral bringing Jason over cuz then Jeremy Lynds and myself would have beem screwed, so I talked to those two and conved Heeral to chose Efe, whom I had a few chats with and knew even tho I couldn’t trust him completely, he was the wise choice.

P.S… Logan posted a challenge hint that really bugs me… Saying that these challenge is as non live as it gets and that ky doesnt need to worry about sitting some1 out leads me to think that we will read the sentence “Drop your buffs!”

7.43 Round 3 Immunity Challenge

Ah, there we go. Somebody brought smooth back. Let’s move onwards.

Alright, time for your next immunity challenge. Ky, I will take it back once again. Immunity is back up for grabs.

Today, two tribes will have tribal immunity. . .and many of you may have the individual talisman too.

This challenge has only been played in SCWL 3 and SCWL 4. This challenge is a new experience for seventeen of you.

IMMUNITY CHALLENGE #4: THE DARK KNIGHT

You want to be immune from your next trip to Tribal Council? Okay, just privately message me by 5:00pm eastern Friday and it is yours. Just like that you will be immune from the next vote.

The two tribes that have the lowest percentage of its members request the individual talisman will not go to Tribal Council this round.

So this challenge is all about trust. If everyone trusts each other, you’ll avoid the temptation and collectively win tribal immunity. If there is paranoia and uneasiness, many or all of your members will request the talisman but will be forced to lose a member at TC.

If everybody on your tribe requests the individual talisman and you head to TC, the talismans will all cancel each other out.

PENALTY IDOL PENALTY: Your percentage increases by twenty.

TIEBREAKER #1: Each person will privately message me how many people they think will request the talisman. The tribe that has guessed the smallest difference from the actual number will win the tiebreaker (e.g. if a tribe guessed 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and the real number was 5, their total difference would be 6. Tiebreaker guess due by the deadline.

TIEBREAKER #2: Each tribe picks five numbers. The lowest non-duplicated number wins the tiebreaker. Also due at the challenge deadline.

In SCWL 3, KJ was apart of The Dark Knight challenge where nobody on both tribes requested the talisman.

In SCWL 4, Renee and Heeral were on opposing tribes. Heeral’s tribe had none of its players request the talisman. Renee’s tribe. . .not so much. Everybody on her tribe requested the talisman, they went to TC, and all of the talismans canceled each other out.

Your twenty-four hours begins. . .now.

Good luck.

***

Time for some results. The hour is upon us.
.
.
.
.
The first person to take the individual talisman was. . .
.
.
.
.
.
Marcelo. Marcelo is safe from his next trip to Tribal Council.
.
.
.
.
The final person to take the individual talisman was. . .
.
.
.
.
.
Marcelo. Marcelo was the only one to take it.
.
.
Therefore, Marcelo has single-handedly eliminated his own tribe from a challenge which means Ow is heading to Tribal Council for the fourth round in a row! Ky and Co win immunity!
.
.
Okay, time to determine who won the tiebreaker. Winner receives a clue to the tribal idol at their camp. Ky will be receiving their fourth clue or Co will snap that streak and receive their first.

SERGIU’S GUESS: 0
EFE’S GUESS: 0
LYNDSAY’S GUESS: 0
HEERAL’S GUESS: 0
NAOMI’S GUES: 2

DIFFERENCE: 6

CAMERON’S GUESS: 0
AARON’S GUES: 0
BRIAN’S GUESS: 0
CHRISTIAN’S GUESS: 0
JASON’S GUESS: 0
RENEE’S GUESS: 0
LISTER’S GUESS: 0
RUDEZ’S GUESS: 0

DIFFERENCE: 8

It all comes down to Jeremy.
.
.
.
Who sadly did not enter a tiebreaker guess. Therefore, Co did not complete the tiebreaker.

Ky wins the fourth clue to the tribal idol despite the minor disadvantage!

Ky and Co, not much has changed for you guys. You guys have packed a 1-2 punch in virtually every challenge thus far. Aaron and Efe both safe for the first time this season.

Ow tribe, I will see you guys yet again. Unlike the past three votes, somebody is guaranteed to go to MGI from this tribe. No other tribes to hide behind. It will be six of you, and I am sure it will be a heated TC.

I will see you within the next couple hours. Start thinking about which of the five of you it will be.

7.44 Round 4 Tribal Council

TRIBAL COUNCIL #4

NOTE: In round 11, Facebook flagged my hosting account and turned it into a fan page. For some reason, this format change means you cannot access any group page, even if you were the lone member and admin of it. I was archiving confessionals regularly each round until the merge, but TCs I neglected to archive because TC questions can be really boring at times, and are never really at the top of my priority list.

Sadly, because I did not archive TC questions every round, this was lost for the next eight or nine TCs thanks to my procrastination/lack of availability.

However, all private voting confessionals are still preserved.

Sorry about that. 😦

If it’s any consolation, the Ow Tribal Councils were notoriously boring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3buYqHU1KRs

Live A Live Silent Labyrinth — We swear it’s not Banshee Boardwalk from Mario Kart 64.

(DAVE)-(FIONA)-(KJ)-(LEIF)-(*MARCELO*)-(MICHAEL)
XXX
(GLORIA)-(EAMON)-(MORAY)-(SHERI)-(JESSICA)

Asterisks indicate that Marcelo is wearing individual immunity.

You must answer your TC questions and cast your vote by 12:30am eastern Sunday (just under 24 hours from now).

This TC seems like it is tiny in comparison to the first three rounds. Let’s chat.

DAVE,

1. It seems like a lot of what goes on at the Ow tribe surrounds Marcelo. He started out as the Ow captain, but here you are at TC because he took individual immunity. What is it like to have Marcelo as the leader of camp?

2. But no matter what you think of Marcelo’s leadership, you cannot do anything to him. Somebody else has to go. So how do you go about doing that?

3. You and Fiona were drafted from other tribes. Do you feel that you and Fiona are on the outs, or is this tribe in such a hole that it is a frenzy?

FIONA,

1. You won all seven tribal immunities in SCWL 1. You are over halfway to matching that on the opposite end of the spectrum. Is the game more exciting when you are casting a vote every single round of the game? Or is there a charm in being able to lay back for the first half of the game?

2. The six of you all played in the first half of the series. The other two tribes are filled with SCWL 4, 5, and 6 players. Do you think the newer players are just flat out better in challenges?

3. I’ll ask the same question as I asked Dave–do you feel like an outsider since you were drafted from Ac at the end of last round? Dave has had one full round to adjust to the tribe. This camp is fresh for you.

KJ,

1. It has been a very quiet camp. One of the quietest camps I have seen. Do you think a quiet camp has been the reason why I have seen Ow so frequently at TC?

2. In fact, the only other camp that I can think of being this quiet was your tribe in SCWL 3. And your tribe lost five out of six challenges. Is it surprising to know that this trend follows you in the SCWL universe?

3. How much of a shock to your system is it that you do not have an extra two tribes to help protect you. The shift from protecting your tribe to protecting yourself must be overwhelming on some level.

LEIF,

1. Dave and Fiona may be outsiders, but there is also the fact that this tribe has a majority of SCWL 2 players. Does that mean KJ and Fiona may very well be on the outside?

2. What went wrong with the challenge today? How come this tribe could not keep Marcelo away from asking for immunity?

3. The other two tribes all kept away from requesting individual immunity. Does that worry your tribe will not only be down in members, but that you may also be the most fragmented tribe remaining in the game?

MARCELO,

1. Your tribe is here because of you. On the other hand, you are the captain of this tribe. In addition, this tribe has gone to TC four times in a row. Do you feel that you may not be cut out for a leadership role when it comes to Survivor?

2. How do you think the others are reacting to you taking immunity? Do you think the person going home is going to hold you personally responsible for them going home?

3. There are six of you here at TC. The past two TCs have been close. Is there a concern that we may have a tie vote on our hands tonight?

MICHAEL,

1. If you guys lost the challenge this round and Marcelo was not wearing immunity, do you think he goes home? If not, is that what makes this trip to TC even more infuriating?

2. Now someone else needs the talisman. Someone can blame Marcelo for their exit, but the other side of that coin is “well, the talisman was right there for me to take”.

3. What is the biggest factor going into this round’s decision? Trust? Challenge strength moving forward? Social abilities? This has to be very little time to decide on the criteria for this vote.

Okay. Once you vote please keep it roughly in line with the format:

VOTE: (Logan)
REASON: I personally believe it is much easier to get someone out with a majority of as few as four votes rather than trying to scrounge eight or more freakin’ votes together. Thanks for making this far less of a struggle compared to earlier this week. Good luck.

You cannot vote for Marcelo. Everybody else is fair game. Between now and 12:30am eastern Sunday (just under 24 hours from now), it is time to vote. Ow tribe, and only the Ow tribe for once, you’re up.

***

VOTING

Live a Live Pure Odio

DAVE,

VOTE: (KJ)
REASON: Just trying to stay alive. ~~~ I’d like to use this on myself: ~/\/\/\~PUZZLE IDOL~/\/\/\~ And I’d like to use this on Leif: 12S34C56W7LPUZZLEIDOLL7W65C43S21

FIONA,

VOTE; Leif

reason: he’s a dick

KJ,

Vote: Leif
Reason: You’re the only name I’ve heard. Hopefully it’s not me

LEIF,

Vote: (kj)
reason: trying to trust mike wont screw me and dave over

MARCELO,

NONE

MICHAEL,

Vote: KJ
Reason: cause I can’t vote Marcelo

***

VOTE REVEAL

Live a Live Difficult Fight
If anybody is playing the hidden individual immunity idol, now would be the time I would reveal it.
.
.
.
.
DAVE: I’d like to use this on myself: ~/\/\/\~PUZZLE IDOL~/\/\/\~
.
.
.
DAVE: And I’d like to use this on Leif: 12S34C56W7LPUZZLEIDOLL7W65C43S21
.
.
.
Thank you. The rules of my Survivor state that if an idol is played, and the person playing it receives the highest number of votes, then the TC is null and void. Anybody who voted for the player who had their idol activated would stay behind for a new TC.
.
.
.
Neither of these are idols. Both are fake.
.
.
Okay. Marcelo is still the only one that’s safe.
.
.
.
.
FIRST VOTE:
.
.
.
(KJ)
.
.
.
One vote KJ.
.
.
.
SECOND VOTE:
.
.
.
(Leif)
.
.
.
Tied. One vote KJ, one vote Leif.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
(kj)
.
.
.
Two votes KJ, one vote Leif.
.
.
.
FOURTH VOTE:
.
.
.
(Leif)
.
.
.
Tied. Two votes KJ, two votes Leif, two votes left.
.
.
.
NEXT VOTE:
.
.
.
(No Vote)
.
.
.
Marcelo did not vote. We’re still tied. Two votes KJ, two votes Leif, one vote left.
.
.
.
.
FINAL VOTE:
.
.
.
.
Fourth person voted out of SCWL 7: All Stars:
.
.
.
.
.
(KJ)
.
.
KJ, the tribe has spoken.
.
(XX)
.
It’s time for you to go.

It’s only fitting that SCWL 3 is the first season to be extinct here in All Stars. Meanwhile, the rest of you have to continue forwards. And in a tribe that seems very fragmented and at odds with one another, you’re going to have to work hard and come together as a tribe to avoid coming back here in the future.

7.45 Round 4 Blog

MARCELO DISQUALIFYING HIS TRIBE IN THE LAST CHALLENGE

Oops, I forgot to mention Marcelo disqualified his own tribe after everything he did in the last challenge. He is the only person sitting out who has been caught publicly helping his tribe during a challenge (he answered the Betty White picture for them).

BACHELORETTE PART FOUR

The final time a tribe will be dissolved in consecutive rounds. Get used to the trio of Co, Ac, and Ky. . .for a couple rounds.

CHOICES SEEM SOLID

Picking Aaron first, Efe 2nd, Fiona 3rd, and Jason last. . .nothing much to talk about there. Ky becomes just a little stronger in challenges.

DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

This was one of my personal favourites. We had very different results in the two times we did it previously. Intentionally putting the challenge into semi-retirement was always the plan. I had no idea what to expect of the challenge in a highly competitive all-star format.

MARCELO IS THE ONLY ONE WHO TAKES THE BAIT

More evidence that Marcelo is the exact opposite of a leader. After disqualifying his tribe from tribal immunity in the previous challenge, he is solely responsible for disqualifying his tribe from immunity yet again, but picks up an individual immunity in the process.

None of the other nineteen players in the game were willing to take the same offer, surprisingly. Renee accepted it in SCWL 4, but turned it down this time. I thought Marcelo would be gone in the very next TC. It seemed like he tested everyone’s patience and trust to its fullest. Rarely does anyone recover after a huge stretch of schenanigans right from day one.

Marcelo never seems to be quite settled, and he will always be in an unsettling and doomed position after this point. Well, that’s what Survivor 101 teaches us anyway. Even Cameron gets more comfortable in SCWL than Marcelo.

CAMERON TRYING TO PLAY TOO MUCH IN HIS NEW TRIBE

Most people try to fade and be supportive when entering a new dynamic. Not Cameron. I think Rudez and Brian both being on Ky has promoted the thought for Cameron to be comfortable and considered an original member because of how involved he is with both of them. These three are extremely active when it comes to SCWL, and probably feel all three of them deserve to lead this tribe.

But this wasn’t Cameron’s original tribe. And that may be an issue.

In addition to being involved with Efe’s and Lyndsay’s positions on Co. And Marcelo’s position on Ow. I think Cameron is picking too many battles on an excessive number of fronts.

But so far, he is still alive.

THE MAD SCIENTISTS

This alliance between Brian and Rudez seems to be legit. It is what appears to be making all of the decisions on Ky at the moment. But what happens later on when Lyndsay enters the equation? With 19 people still in the game, it’s tough to know even if Lyndsay and Rudez could be on the same tribe.

And if they do end up on the same tribe, wouldn’t Rudez and Lyndsay become huge targets because of their publicized real life friendship? It was tough to think people who know each other in real life could make F2 in All Stars.

But then I think about Clayton’s All Star game and put that to rest.

DAVE PLAYING HIS AND LISTER’S FAKE IDOLS

This was a first. Nobody ever before dumped two fake idols at Tribal Council. It is the first time I have seen Dave flustered, paranoid, and somewhat defeated. This is a guy who was in a tribe on SCWL 2 that took the most linear path possible to crush the opposition and make it to the end. They had Marcelo as their sixth and dumped him there as the core completed their objective.

I’ve said it before, but this new Dave is very intriguing. I do think Dave desperately needed Andrew to be apart of this cast to have an appropriate equal, but I think Dave’s struggles may benefit him in the long run.

Hence why he was bumped from next to go to somewhere around the middle of the boot order in my predictions for this week.

CO TRIBE–WHY AM I SAYING NOTHING ABOUT THEM?

They have only been to Tribal Council once, and were united in booting Jessica.

But now Efe has entered the mix. You can tell how badly Efe wanted to be with that dynamic. I think all three tribes were catching onto Ky’s strength and potentially easy vote outs down the road.

And that plan to vote out Heeral?

JASON-LISTER-HEERAL-NAOMI ALLIANCE?

Ah, the alliance of the Skypers. I will say this many times during the game: The number of accused pre-game alliances is large enough to cancel all other pre-game alliances out. When these players are divided between three tribes, the alliances become that much more jumbled. Particularly when Lister and Jason are running into an established majority on Ky while Heeral and Naomi are on a tribe with players from SCWL 5 and 6.

So really, instead of being worried about Jason-Lister-Heeral-Naomi they should -really- worry about. . .

LYNDSAY-JEREMY-SERGIU-EFE

I could see this alliance being far more lethal down the road. And one that I doubt anyone would ever see coming.

TRIBES DIVIDED BY ERAS

I did not think this would happen after three tribes being dissolved.

Ow is full of players from SCWL 1, 2, and 3. Nobody is from a season past three.

Co has players only from SCWL 4 or later. Nobody is from a season earlier than four.

Ky has players from every single season except 3. They have proven to be the strongest after four rounds.

When the challenges from this season are all classic challenges, it is clear that having a well-rounded tribe who has at least one member with experience is proving to be effective.

LEIF POSSIBLY BEING SAVED BY CAMERON WITH THE ROGUE IDOL WHICH LEIF IS ALREADY PURSUING?

Just a funny little storyline. It won’t go nowhere and is at a dead end as it is, but Cameron and Leif pulling together despite never being on the same tribe to play an idol shows how many plans get ditched quickly in a game of SCWL. It happens all the time. Usually these short-lived plot lines do not make it into confessionals because of how briefly they are considered, but here we finally have one recorded.

MGI FINALLY COMING INTO PLAY

About dang time. Sergiu is expecting to be saved by Eamon repeatedly to continue from the previous round, and someone is hoping to be saved by Jessica.

Provided, of course, the eliminated player cares enough about you to play the duel and save you in All Stars. 🙂

WRAP IT UP, LOGAN

Okay. We head to Tribal Council. Marcelo screwed Ow over where he is supposed to be the leader and captain. Instead everyone hates his guts for sending them to TC and being down to five.

That means his SCWL 2 buddies Michael, Leif, and Dave are at risk.

Also, Fiona and KJ are at risk too.

I never thought I would see Dave, Michael, Fiona, and KJ at TC repeatedly. But I’ll let it slide since these two TC visits are strictly because of Marcelo.

So 4/6 players are from SCWL 2, but Michael, Fiona, and KJ have been aligned with Marcelo’s voting patterns.

Well, except for last time where Michael ditched Marcelo because of the paranoia.

I ASSUMED A TIE WAS COMING

I did. I love that Marcelo was shocked he was the only person in the whole game who took immunity, and says Fiona and KJ not taking immunity is their own fault.

MARCELO CHICKENS OUT

As if the spotlight could not be on Marcelo anymore in these first four rounds, he beats out the attention I have given to Cameron in these first four rounds.

We know a 3-2 vote is coming. Two votes are going to Leif, and three votes are going to KJ. If Marcelo votes for Leif then we go to a tie, and things are about to get really complicated.

But Marcelo doesn’t even vote. He just lets KJ die. Not only does KJ die on the spot but. . .

SCWL 3 IS EXTINCT

Geez, that was quick. How poetic is that for the season’s legacy?

Valiant effort, KJ. No qualms about how you played this time. However, I think you can take comfort in knowing you didn’t go because you stood out more than any other player in the game.

7.46 Boot List Prediction

19: AARON
18: JASON
17: MARCELO
16: MICHAEL
15: NAOMI
14: LEIF
13: DAVE
12: HEERAL
11: LISTER
10: FIONA
09: RUDEZ
08: LYNDSAY
07: CHRISTIAN
06: EFE
05: JEREMY
04: CAMERON
03: RENEE
02: SERGIU
01: BRIAN

7.47 Next Time on SCWL. . .

– After Marcelo’s betrayal of his own tribe, Ow is more splintered than ever. Can they recover in time for the next immunity challenge?

– Tribes are forced to align with one another as a familiar challenge returns to put the Ky tribe at risk.

– One player will be given the responsibility of deciding which tribe will visit Tribal Council. How will they handle this decision?

– And after four very intense Tribal Councils, a very boring albeit rare occurrence takes place during the vote.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s